What is Gerrymandering?

Learn about gerrymandering from the videos and articles below.

“In 1984 there were 397 congressional races contested by both parties. In the races, Republicans won half a million more votes than the Democrats,but the Democratic Party won 31 more seats.”

President Ronald Reagan - 1987

“In 2012, 1.4 million more Americans voted for Democrats for Congress, but Republicans won a 33-seat majority in Congress.”

National Democratic Redistricting Committee - 2017

The Washington Post Explains

Informational video explaining gerrymandering from the Washington Post.

Length: 2:40

The Basic Math of Gerrymandering

Gerrymandering is about fractions. It is also about elections and representation and who gets to draw the lines.

Length: 1:52

The Gerrymandering Project

  • What is gerrymandering?
  • How does gerrymandering work?
  • Is gerrymandering my fault?
  • Why do gerrymandered districts look so weird?

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Gerrymandering – the Movie

Length: 1:15

For more information, visit http://www.endgerrymandering.com .

A 50-person District

60% Blue

40% Red

Perfect Representation

3 Blue Districts

2 Red Districts

Blue Wins

Compact But Unfair

5 Blue Districts

0 Red Districts

Blue Wins

Neither Compact Not Fair

2 Blue Districts

3 Red Districts

Red Wins

The Best Explanation of Gerrymandering You Will Ever See

How to steal an election: a visual guide

Written by Christopher Ingraham of The Washington Post.

Read more at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/03/01/this-is-the-best-explanation-of-gerrymandering-you-will-ever-see/