What is Gerrymandering?

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These last three weeks, we, in our usrah always talk about politics. Yeah, GE fever still has not gone down yet. We are still in the mood of GE. 

Somehow, we talk from the most obvious things such as the SPR obligations, how the parliament is build, almost many names came out to the tiny pieces of news in politics. We tried to stay updated, and each of us talk about our view on that. We shared knowledge about what is trending in facebook. None of us can vote yet, yes except Kak Reen, we are all barely 21. Talking about voting,  I am very eager to vote in 5 years time.

Soooo, I ask Kak Reen about this statistic in fb, which I am quite confused with it. 

PR won the popular votes. But BN gets the government. I am thinking what is that? Why BN gets the government? How popular votes is counted AND most important why does popular votes are not eligible to be taken as for final GE result?

Kak Reen answered, 

The government will be based on how many parliament that each party wins. So if BN wins parliament more than PR, BN will make cabinet. Popular votes is the total votes. It is true that PR wins more, but that cannot change anything on the government. 

Do you know Gerrymandering?, she asked.

Hah, what is that? even we do not know how to spell the word.

And Kak Reen asked us to do some searching for Gerrymandering. 

& finally I know now.

ger·ry·man·der  (jr-mndr, gr-)
tr.v. ger·ry·man·deredger·ry·man·der·ingger·ry·man·ders
To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.
1. The act, process, or an instance of gerrymandering.
2. A district or configuration of districts differing widely in size or population because of gerrymandering.

copy paste from online. 
this is such a strategy to win for elections & spoils the democracy!
There is no justice. I am not going to elaborate in details. but you can understand gerrymandering from this video. pls have a look. :)

credit to youtube!




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