John Oliver tackled the most broken part of American democracy: American democracy.

John Oliver tackled the most broken part of American democracy: American democracy.
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On Sunday night's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver, America's Explainer in Chief, took on the biggest clusterf*ck in American democracy: the structure of American democracy. Undoubtedly, there are Bernie Sanders fans on your Facebook feed posting about how the system is rigged (and maybe even Trump fans who were pissed that the system was rigged until he won), and it turns out that they're right. Primaries and caucuses, "the electoral foreplay we've been engaging in since February that culminate in the mass balloon ejaculations at this summer's conventions," are a labyrinth of broken rules that vary from state to state. You wouldn't put up with this sh*t if it compromised the direct democracy of Dancing with the Stars. 

As Oliver says, "the middle of the game is the worst time to change the rules," so set an alarm in your phone for February 2, 2017. It's time to call Debbie Wasserman-Schultz or Reince Preibus, and not just to giggle about their names.  

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