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Posted by on Jul 30, 2014

Isn’t 202 years long enough?

Isn’t 202 years long enough?

We just had to share this!

End Gerrymandering Now Supporter, Larry King sent this along via our Facebook page

“In a past state senate race:
Party A candidates got 51,766 votes
Party B candidates got 50,164 votes

Party A won 11 seats, Party B won 29 seats (sound familiar?)

Party A: Federalists
Party B: Republican
The state: Massachusetts
The date: 1812
The governor: Elbridge Gerry

The birth of gerrymandering.

Isn’t 202 years long enough?”