How Pennsylvania rigged its electoral map

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, February 28, 2018
  • Partisan gerrymandering is rampant in America.Read more about the decision and its significance on vox.com: http://bit.ly/2CORxqWSubscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOEvery ten years, America readjusts its voting districts. Which state you live in determines a key aspect of that prospect: who draws the map?In most states, politicians get to control that process. That can sometimes lead to political gamesmanship from both parties.In early 2018, the state of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court found that the latest redistricting plan set up voters with a politically biased voting map. Which made it easier for one party to win representation in the national body of lawmakers.The implications of this discovery are significant. A new map could be a part of a shift in the balance of power in the United States. More on Pennsylvania’s redistricting rules here: http://redistricting.lls.edu/states-P...Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5HOr on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
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  • Vox

     1 years ago

    Pennsylvania is just one example of extensive partisan gerrymandering in the US, but redrawing this one state map may have big ramifications for the the 2018 midterm elections. Read about it on vox.com: http://bit.ly/2CORxqW

  • Adam Dressler

     10 months ago

    Mario, Voter Fraud is a made up topic. Immigrants rarely ever vote, Dead people voting is an easy matter for the Collage to identify, and DNC do what? Fox News is just as bad mate.

  • MylesHSG

     1 years ago

    It's crazy to let elected politicians draw the district maps. In the UK an independent public body do this and it has to be as fair as possible.

  • SinnedNogara

     8 months ago

    @Mrbrain bob The UK has better districting but the fact they have so many parties with FPTP makes their representation worse.

  • /Kevin Carter

     1 years ago

    Vox is left-wing

  • Justin Y.

     1 years ago

    *Very political comment*

  • Stephenie Sergeant

     4 months ago

    hello again

  • yeremia frans

     5 months ago

    *A normal comment, replying like a good commenter*

  • Corbin Hughes

     1 years ago

    America: Disenfranchising voters since 1776

  • Ike Okereke

     1 years ago

    John Undefined True.

  • Corbin Hughes

     1 years ago

    John Undefined I get what you are saying but it is very difficult for the average person to determine when gerrymandering is actually taken place. I personally believe that both parties do in fact use gerrymandering

  • Jonathan van caloen

     1 years ago

    Or get a logical voting system.

  • aicram62

     4 months ago

    @pyrotechnic They can. IF you allow every Representative that receives votes to go to congress. End districts. use CHOICE of REPRESENTATION.

  • Globalism Is Good For Peaceful World.

     1 years ago

    I haven't seen any Channel on Youtube that gives detail explanation of its contents like Vox. Thanks for the great works.

  • Relmfig

     1 years ago

    As a Pennsylvanian, thanks for this video.

  • endurs

     3 months ago

    me too

  • Mr Rishi The Cookie

     1 years ago

    whatever happened to 1 person 1 vote?

  • aicram62

     4 months ago

    Winner take all happened to that.

  • Badly named channel

     1 years ago

    As an outsider looking in (I'm from south Africa) politics seem to be unnecessarily complicated and power-oriented. So far every person in authority ANYWHERE in the world has at some point used that power for their own gain. Especially here. Taxpayers payed for our president's pool. I kid you not

  • Bob Builder

     10 months ago

    Ur channel name is bad

  • /Kevin Carter

     1 years ago

    DON'T LISTEN TO VOX

  • Kris Laffredi

     1 years ago

    I will never understand how political gerrymandering is legal.

  • Bump_Stockk -

     1 years ago

    Kris Laffredi it’s because they wanted to be able to change the maps in case of a change in population, to distribute it, but the majority party in that area are the people who draw it so they take advantage of it.