1981 NBC News special report: "The Gerrymandering of America"

9:58 PM · Nov 18, 2021

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This was in advance of the 1982 midterms, during which Rep. Phil Burton almost single-handedly redrew the CA map in a famous gerrymander that helped Democrats pick up 6 new seats:
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Replying to @SteveKornacki
Have you seen some of the Illinois maps? Yeesh.
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Replying to @SteveKornacki
Thanks, Steve, hope you are well😊
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Replying to @SteveKornacki
It is not gerrymandering per se. it is the rejection of any forbearance in doing it that is the killer. Zero sense of fairness. Zero regard for anyone outside the tribe, ie, extremism.
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Replying to @SteveKornacki
Good thing gerrymandering never was able to get out of control. That would lead to some pretty zany outcomes. #obvioussarcasm
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Replying to @SteveKornacki
Check out the 2018 MSNBC doc "How to Fix An Election"
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Replying to @SteveKornacki
Wow. You could rerun this segment today, flip the Ds and Rs, and everything else would be exactly the same.
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Replying to @SteveKornacki
Funny¹ how it starts out looking like a climate change report – another boiling-frog issue that will cook us all. ¹ not, in fact, funny
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Replying to @SteveKornacki
The fact that both sides have done it in the past is inexcusable. But right now only one side is proposing to put an end to it, and we all know they are correct, and it isn’t Republicans.
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Replying to @SteveKornacki
a blue oklahoma and a red washington state lmfao
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