These elections can be damn annoying when they don't produce the right result. Say you're a minority group which can't seem to get people elected, what do you do? Come up with new policies? Broaden your voter appeal? Hire a top notch PR outfit?
Or get a judge to give each of your supporters six votes?
Now that's what I'd call a solution. But what judge could be crazy enough to do such a thing?
Gentle reader, I give you U.S. District Judge Stephen Robinson. This learned judge found out that Hispanics in Chester NY, who number about 20% of the population, weren't getting any of their number elected to the local council. The majority selected their own representatives.
So what, you might ask? It's called democracy.
Well, in this case the majority is white, that's what. And we can't have whites voting as an ethnic block, can we - even if it's fine for every other ethnic block to do it. So he gave each of the legal Hispanics six votes. How about that?
Read about it here