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Web preview: Bill Maher: How to 'flip' congressional districts

For more of our interview with HBO's Bill Maher, watch "The Lead with Jake Tapper" Thursday on CNN at 4 p.m. ET

(CNN) - HBO host Bill Maher launched a "Flip a District" campaign this month. The HBO show will be "entering into the exciting world of outright meddling with the political process," Maher told The New York Times.

"There’s this tremendous paradox in America that the approval rating in Congress is, what, sometimes it's as low at 10%. And yet the rate of congress people who are returned to office, is over 90. How can that be?" Maher told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

"So we thought we would test it, and the response has been amazing. People really do, on an individual district basis, not like the people who are representing them very often. And we think if we just shine a little light on some of these people, we might be able to flip one," said Maher.

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