This browser-based golf game teaches you how gerrymandering works

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is a new browser-based golf game with courses shaped like the Gerrymandered District Lines in the US.

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the educational jaunt was put together Washington Post As a way of showing their audience how politicians manipulate the boundaries of electoral constituencies to benefit their political party in elections, a tactic commonly known as partisan gerrymandering or redistribution. This is why, instead of looking like a normal district with clear and well-defined boundaries, Maryland’s Third Congressional District looks like a twisted pretzel.

If you’re a fan of golf games, you’ll probably enjoy it quite a bit for a while, even if it gets pretty tricky on courses based on the more gerrymandered districts—Maryland’s third district is near impossible. It’s less fun if you think about how those absurd obstacles blocking your golf ball’s way into the hole are real obstacles for politicians to scuttle your vote in the next election, so just don’t overdo it. Think.

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If you can’t make par, or bogey, or triple bogey – and you’re going to need some serious patience to do so – you can skip any challenging hole to get to the next map, and the fascinating ones in each map Includes, if a bit disappointing, information about the district it is designed for. At the end of the game, there’s a short bonus slide explaining the history of the word Gerrymandering and then you’re shown your score card that compares your results with the average Vapo reader.

Win or lose we have all emerged from a slightly more educated golf game in electoral politics and hopefully not too cynical to give all this crap.

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