During the last portion of my corporate life I was an IT guy. IT being information technology. For those of you who might not know what that is we basically, at least in my area, take data and turn it into information. The old saying goes “Drowning in data but starved for information”. If you want to get an idea of what that mean just Google about anything and watch thousands of hit come up. We IT guys took those thousands of hits and with some pretty sophisticated software narrowed it down to a handful.
Now that you got an idea of what IT is I will approach the most lucrative IT job around now and that is gerrymandering. Anyone that can take a targeted group of people and spread them around so that their vote becomes inconsequential can make big bucks in today’s world. Gerrymandering has become both an art and a science among both political parties but the Republicans seem to have it down better, especially in the southern states.
There are many articles around today that say that Republicans will control the House of Representatives for several years to come because they have successfully water down any significant opposition to their candidates chances of re-election. They have hired the necessary IT guys to tell them how to do it. Here is a very colorful election district map I came across when studying this matter.
Take a look at it and tell me if it makes any sense to you? Yeah, it would make a terrific picture puzzle but would serve no other useful purpose. In order to turn the bias out of the election process we need to put some sanity into this process and quit jimmying it to produce the results we want. Our right to vote is critical to our total existence as a free country. It is time to put some sanity back into it before it is too late.