Video: Gerrymandering explained

Gerrymandering is a pretty confusing concept for those outside of the political bubble to get their heads around. Luckily for us, CPG Grey has decided to explain the whole thing using lovely animals and concepts normal humans can actually understand.

Whilst this video focuses mainly on the American political system, gerrymandering is a problem throughout the democratic world and can be seen particularly in the UK.

Whilst it might be easier to just pretend issues like gerrymandering don’t really matter, the truth is that it renders a democratic system pretty useless and has accounted for some of more questionable vote outcomes in recent history. So really, it is very important.

If you’re the kind of person who gets really into party politics or blames a particular party for all your nation’s ills, then really you should be far more upset about issues like gerrymandering.

Gerrymandering is one of those things that’s so broken it’s hard to know exactly how to fix it. Lucky for us though, Canada has a few ideas.

Watch the video and leave a comment below.

 

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