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actuallyjessica posted a topic in In the NewsI just saw this while reading news articles online, and found it rather interesting. It's not very often that the Brethren are in the media, however, it is not at all surprising that they're willing to make use of funds they are not entitled to. http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/exclusive-brethren-federal-labor-calls-for-investigation-into-funding-of-extremist-cult-schools-20160707-gq0jq5
sawasdee posted a topic in Quiver Full of PoliticsI keep reading references to gerrymandering to maintain artificially Republican controlled Congress seats in largely Democrat areas, and also of people being prevented from voting in, again, Democrat majority areas. Is this true? If so, how is the gerrymandering engineered? Is there any neutral oversight? is there mandatory redrawing with population increases/decreases? What legal measures can prevent people voting? The only one I know of is that disenfranchising felons, and I know that varies from state to state. I can understand the variation in state elections, but surely for federal elections the qualifications for the franchise should be the same throughout the federation - i.e. the US? I'm very confused, and not being a US citizen find it hard to believe that the corruption that is being alleged here is actually widespread. Can some of you constitutional/political scholars please enlighten me?