Gerrymandering: Is Geometry Silencing Your Vote? | Above the Noise

Gerrymandering: Is Geometry Silencing Your Vote? | Above the Noise
Gerrymandering: Is Geometry Silencing Your Vote? | Above the Noise
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Fair elections are at the heart of American democracy, but many people argue that politicians have been undermining this American ideal through the practice of what is called gerrymandering. Gerrymandering has been described as the process of politicians picking their voters instead of the voters picking their politicians. In order to really understand this concept, you need to know how voting districts work. In this episode of Above the Noise, host Myles Bess breaks down gerrymandering, and how politicians on both sides of the aisle use sophisticated software to rig the voting system in their party’s favor.

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