Politicians shouldn't be able to choose their own voters.
29 replies and sub-replies as of Jun 30 2016

+@billmaher And why is it that districts are not required to be geographically centered???
+@billmaher bottom line, the US system is fucked up!. Glad I'm out of there now.
Donald trump dibs on racists
+@billmaher Viewed in isolation, I would be hard pressed to say which was the before vs. the after picture of the California districts.
+@billmaher Gerrymandering has been around forever, but you never saw the problem until...wait for it...Republicans gained statehouses!
+@billmaher "non-partisan" citizen committees drawing districts. Riiiiiiight.
@attn: Politicians shouldn't be able to choose their own voters. amp.twimg.com/v/7c6777a0-322…#illinoisbudget #
+@billmaher Large part of Republican strategy for years. Biggest reason so many state houses stay red.
Wasn't there a protest in Hong Kong over the same issue?
+@billmaher when commissions are appointed to redraw the electoral districts they are government appointed commissioners ??
+@billmaher some bring them in droves from other countries not just district or have them vote twice for a gas card but u don't know
That's crazy talk. Are you implying that the Chicago politics of the late 1900's still goes on? incomprehensible😉
+@billmaher I got kicked off Facebook for this
+@billmaher How about no more political parties. Groups prevent people from thinking for themselves. They become mindless pawns.
+@billmaher gross simplication that feeds on the anti-politics ethos that drives deadlock, and ignores role of "independent" voters.
+@billmaher didn't Brexit prove how bad of idea it is to give voting power to the by and large stupid unwashed masses
first liberals hate free speech, now they hate democracy. Wow so progressive. Such right side of history
The alternative is worse. Democracy is the only Government resistant to turning tyrannical. Also, no.
And: That's literally the opposite of the problem the vid you are responding to talks about.
+@billmaher Heres an idea: Why do you need districts? How about proportional representation?
+@billmaher Wow! Worth looking into.