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#20 - This is the official system that was created in many states, a…  [+] (4 replies) 08/07/2016 on Democracy +66
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#22 - satansferret (08/07/2016) [-]
Yea man, but you got all those corn fields and cedar point.
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#36 - flamingwhitetiger (08/07/2016) [-]
i love cedar point
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#87 - KazumaKyu (08/08/2016) [-]
Goddamn Millennium Force, son.
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#89 - iflirtwithanyone (08/08/2016) [-]
I'm heading back to Cleveland for a couple weeks in September and specifically told everyone that I need to hit Cedar Point. Millennium will be my first ride of the day. I miss that place. Plus, I still haven't even gotten to ride Gate Keeper.
#16 - Each state in the U.S. is divided into districts. These distri…  [+] (15 replies) 08/07/2016 on Democracy +57
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#18 - freshestprince (08/07/2016) [-]
This sounds all kinds of illegal.
#103 - anon (08/08/2016) [-]
This is why we can't fucking get anything changed in our country.
#53 - anon (08/07/2016) [-]
It is, but unfortunately the people who break that particular law are also the ones that are supposed to regulate it, so they get away with it.
#41 - bann (08/07/2016) [-]
It's VERY illegal...but most of the lines that were drawn were made a hundred years ago, so it's hard to change them.
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#45 - kilotech (08/07/2016) [-]
they're redrawn literally every year WTF are you talking about?
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#49 - angelusprimus (08/07/2016) [-]
Actually how often are they redrawn depends on the state. Some do it annually, some do it less often.
Federal average is every 6 years, unless things changed since 2012.
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#50 - kilotech (08/07/2016) [-]
well I stand corrected, and the fact that something so major to the election isn't even standardized is even more concerning
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#54 - angelusprimus (08/07/2016) [-]
No argument here. Redistricting needs massive change.
#46 - bann (08/07/2016) [-]
Really? Huh, they're not in New Hampshire where I lived, I assumed it was universal.

Opps
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#26 - theruinedsage (08/07/2016) [-]
The word you're looking for is corrupt.
#20 - lolibear (08/07/2016) [-]
This is the official system that was created in many states, and would actually require the law to change to prevent it. We recently had a law sent through our legistlature that would have changed the system to be done by a bipartisan board, but had to be voted on as a ballot in our 2015 fall election. Because not that many people here know what it is and find big words confusing, we decided against it. Also, while a lot of states are gerrymandered, few are as bad or worse than Ohio.
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#22 - satansferret (08/07/2016) [-]
Yea man, but you got all those corn fields and cedar point.
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#36 - flamingwhitetiger (08/07/2016) [-]
i love cedar point
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#87 - KazumaKyu (08/08/2016) [-]
Goddamn Millennium Force, son.
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#89 - iflirtwithanyone (08/08/2016) [-]
I'm heading back to Cleveland for a couple weeks in September and specifically told everyone that I need to hit Cedar Point. Millennium will be my first ride of the day. I miss that place. Plus, I still haven't even gotten to ride Gate Keeper.
#6 - At least for Ohio, it's our trade-off for being ridiculously g…  [+] (42 replies) 08/07/2016 on Democracy +224
#88 - anon (08/08/2016) [-]
Thank fuck my state is mostly Republican. God Bless Ohio.
#93 - noschool (08/08/2016) [-]
come on anon, those large red shapes are populated by like 20 voters and 5 of them are farm animals, that's why they are so big.
#94 - anon (08/08/2016) [-]
hey fuck you as a born ohioian they aren't 5 farm animals! its 2 farm animals and 3 fields of corn! get your shit right asshole
#79 - anon (08/07/2016) [-]
Cincinnati area is Blue also.
#42 - tacticalrainboom (08/07/2016) [-]
Damn, and I thought Florida was bad
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#74 - advice (08/07/2016) [-]
Florida gerrymandering is worse when you look at it on a state representative level.
#48 - thesecretbear (08/07/2016) [-]
Another swing state checking in.
Gerrymandering is horseshit.
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#13 - freshestprince (08/07/2016) [-]
Explain this. Britstain here
#72 - ruped (08/07/2016) [-]
We have the same thing in Britain
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#38 - alcoholicsemen (08/07/2016) [-]
legally rig an election
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#24 - dislikinator (08/07/2016) [-]
Gerrymandering Explained
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#17 - zaywoot (08/07/2016) [-]
basically it means that the bits are divided in a way to force a certain outcome
#16 - lolibear (08/07/2016) [-]
Each state in the U.S. is divided into districts. These districts only apply to electing our house of representatives, and each district in every state has roughly the same population. Because of them being based on population, the states are redrawn after every census to match the population, and are drawn by the congress of the individual state (each state has it's own similar government that handles laws not governed by the larger, federal congress that governs the entire country.) so whichever of our two parties are in power in any individual state when the lines are drawn is free to skew them in their favor. They do this by grouping as many of the opposing party into one district, then separating the rest of the opposing party with slightly larger groups of their own, that way they always win the entire district, even if they don't represent the entire population very well. In this specific example, the republicans (red) had control for Ohio, and drew these incredibly complex shapes that caused this map, despite the state being famously even between both parties. At the time of this map, I believe the democrats controlled 3 or 4 of the 16 districts. despite ohio being in the same election a state that voted democrat for the presidency. (Which is run by a similar system, except each state is given a certain number of votes based on population, and then whoever has the majority vote in that state get's ALL of it's votes.
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#18 - freshestprince (08/07/2016) [-]
This sounds all kinds of illegal.
#103 - anon (08/08/2016) [-]
This is why we can't fucking get anything changed in our country.
#53 - anon (08/07/2016) [-]
It is, but unfortunately the people who break that particular law are also the ones that are supposed to regulate it, so they get away with it.
#41 - bann (08/07/2016) [-]
It's VERY illegal...but most of the lines that were drawn were made a hundred years ago, so it's hard to change them.
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#45 - kilotech (08/07/2016) [-]
they're redrawn literally every year WTF are you talking about?
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#49 - angelusprimus (08/07/2016) [-]
Actually how often are they redrawn depends on the state. Some do it annually, some do it less often.
Federal average is every 6 years, unless things changed since 2012.
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#50 - kilotech (08/07/2016) [-]
well I stand corrected, and the fact that something so major to the election isn't even standardized is even more concerning
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#54 - angelusprimus (08/07/2016) [-]
No argument here. Redistricting needs massive change.
#46 - bann (08/07/2016) [-]
Really? Huh, they're not in New Hampshire where I lived, I assumed it was universal.

Opps
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#26 - theruinedsage (08/07/2016) [-]
The word you're looking for is corrupt.
#20 - lolibear (08/07/2016) [-]
This is the official system that was created in many states, and would actually require the law to change to prevent it. We recently had a law sent through our legistlature that would have changed the system to be done by a bipartisan board, but had to be voted on as a ballot in our 2015 fall election. Because not that many people here know what it is and find big words confusing, we decided against it. Also, while a lot of states are gerrymandered, few are as bad or worse than Ohio.
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#22 - satansferret (08/07/2016) [-]
Yea man, but you got all those corn fields and cedar point.
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#36 - flamingwhitetiger (08/07/2016) [-]
i love cedar point
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#87 - KazumaKyu (08/08/2016) [-]
Goddamn Millennium Force, son.
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#89 - iflirtwithanyone (08/08/2016) [-]
I'm heading back to Cleveland for a couple weeks in September and specifically told everyone that I need to hit Cedar Point. Millennium will be my first ride of the day. I miss that place. Plus, I still haven't even gotten to ride Gate Keeper.
#9 - anon (08/07/2016) [-]
REEEEEEEE

GIVE US BACK TOLEDO!
#8 - pepeluz (08/07/2016) [-]
Jesus Christ, no wonder everyone thinks elections in the USA are shit
#59 - ainise (08/07/2016) [-]
Adam Ruins Everything  Why the Electoral College Ruins Democracy

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#29 - dudeski (08/07/2016) [-]
They are though. Thanks to the electoral college, our votes could mean literally nothing because one person can decide to go against the popular vote. Correct me if I'm wrong on this one, but I believe that's how Bush was elected to begin with.
#55 - anon (08/07/2016) [-]
There was a whole lot of bullshit that got Bush elected, the electoral college being just a small part of it. Other factors included Ralph Nader taking votes from Al Gore, and the recount in Florida because they decided to use electronic voting and fucked something up with the machines' programming.
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#52 - angelusprimus (08/07/2016) [-]
No, Bush was elected due to different hitch of electorate, which says that states with bigger population get more electors.
So lets say we have two candidates who are very closely matched.
Jack Johnson and John Jackson.
If Jack Johnson wins by tiny margin in states that have more electors, and John Jackson wins by landslide in states that have fewer electors, Jack Johnson could be elected president, even though he got only 40% of the popular vote.

Which is how it went with Bush. He had 47.9% of popular vote Al Gore had 48.4% (difference of more than half a million voters) but Bush won in states with bigger population and won the electoral votes.
#30 - pepeluz (08/07/2016) [-]
I ain't from the USA, im from Spain, but the persons i know that follow the USA elections, myself included, belive the system used is a flat out clusterfuck with holes that allow anybody with enough money do what they want with it.

Not that rich coming from someone from what I like to call the 1.5 rst world, corruption is everywhere here, instead of money all you need is influence, the fuckery in the elections system in this part of the world is that the vote counting get screwed, so its a bit harder to point out the bullshit in the elections
#31 - dudeski (08/07/2016) [-]
Any time you give someone the power to tell people what to do, someone will look to abuse it.
#32 - pepeluz (08/07/2016) [-]
That was the point of switching the fucks every 8 years minimun, but money can stay longer than that, and the bastards that have it have sure that they get a far to big of a votes worth if you ask me
#33 - dudeski (08/07/2016) [-]
The more I think about it, the more it seems like 4 years is a FAR too long term for most candidates.
#34 - pepeluz (08/07/2016) [-]
If always thought that its more about the congress that the president, some people in there have been in it for fucking years, and the more time they stick about the more deals and ''donations'' they start setting up, to the point even your gradmas mailman is involved in their shit
#35 - pepeluz (08/07/2016) [-]
And they far enough from the spotlight so they can do it without worrying about getting too many stares
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#7 - strigt (08/07/2016) [-]
Holy shit.
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