Tonight an election in America decision country USA. American democracy has never been perfect throughout our history politicians and parties have used undemocratic often even fraudulent means to get elected. In the 19th century people would just sell their votes out right and make bank traveling from state to state being paid to vote.
Oh no election fraud was common practice well into the 20th century LBJ won his first Senate election by buying the votes of entire districts and was finally put over the top when a corrupt election worker changed a 7 to a 9. Nope to this day political parties pick the winners of Elections before they even happen. It’s a process called gerrymandering and it’s totally legal. Gerrymandering that’s a word I’ve heard and I hate it and I have no idea what it means.
Every 10 years politicians redraw the districts that pick the house and state legislatures but here’s the problem the politicians that are elected by those districts are the same politicians that redraw the district’s. It’s been insane conflict of interest because it allows political parties to choose the outcomes
Elections years in advance.
Look say that forty percent of the voters here in New State Adelphia are members of the yellow party. The yellow party believes that all gays must own guns and the other sixty percent are members of the purple party the purple party believes that all guns are gay. Now if you divided this State into districts fairly you get perfect representation three purple districts and two yellow districts seems fair it is but if the purple party is allowed to redraw the districts they can do this five purple districts and 0 yellow districts. If the yellow party is allowed to redraw the districts they can do it like this three yellow districts and two purple districts.
Even though the yellow party has less voters in New State Adelphia if they’re allowed to redraw the lines however they want they can still win and this happens every election year in America. That sounds like change oh that’s exactly what it is in 2012 Pennsylvania republicans lost the popular vote but they still 172 percent of the sits in there State by drawing weird looking districts and Maryland Democrats did the exact same thing when they drew grotesquely unfair district. Okay this is bad but maybe it’s just one of those things that comes with democracy right . Actually the only other country that has a system like this is France. like So before remember many of the results were decided before you even cast a ballot