Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Crooked Lines

The 2010 elections are fast approaching and, this being a year that ends in zero, it means that next year the victors in those elections will get to do something they love most: political redistricting. Popularly known as "gerrymandering", it gives state legislatures the power to draw assembly, state senate, and US congressional lines. What it means in reality is that incumbent politicians draw lines to protect themselves from political challenge. It's a really disgusting, insider, gangster like practice and both Democrats and Republicans are guilty of it.

NY1 is doing a week-long series called Crooked Lines, about how gerrymandering perverts our political system and gives us the dysfunctional government we have. It's a definite must-see.

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