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.”
“In 2012, 1.4 million more Americans voted for Democrats for Congress, but Republicans won a 33-seat majority in Congress.”
The Washington Post Explains
Informational video explaining gerrymandering from the Washington Post.
The Basic Math of Gerrymandering
Gerrymandering is about fractions. It is also about elections and representation and who gets to draw the lines.
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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A 50-person District
3 Blue Districts
2 Red Districts
Compact But Unfair
5 Blue Districts
0 Red Districts
Neither Compact Not Fair
2 Blue Districts
3 Red Districts
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.