Colbert on Redistricting and Gerrymandering

If you are planning on covering redistricting, gerrymandering, incumbency advantage, or electoral college reform, think about including the Word from Tuesday night’s (1-22-13) Colbert Report–‘Win, Lose, or Redraw’–where he attempts to explain how House Republicans could get over a million fewer votes than Democrats but win 33 more seats.  It would make a great intro to a lesson on Congress in introductory classes.

Includes the classic lines: “Instead of voters getting to pick their leaders, leaders get to pick their voters!” and “you must listen to these voters…and then make sure they cannot be heard on election day.”