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How politicians rig elections, explained in 2 minutes

Most Americans think elections are rigged in favor of incumbents, and they're right. Part of the problem is that, unlike most other countries, we let politicians choose their voters. Vox's Ezra Klein explains how gerrymanderingworks, and how we might be able to fix it.

Further reading: US elections are rigged. But Canada knows how to fix them

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