Gerrymandering Explained

Gerry­man­der­ing is the practice of inten­tional manip­u­la­tion of district bound­ar­ies to discrim­in­ate against a group of voters on the basis of their polit­ical views or race, often resulting in districts with convoluted, winding boundaries rather than compact areas. The term “gerrymandering” was coined after a review of Massachusett’s  redistricting maps of 1812 set by Governor Eldridge Gerry  noted that one of the districts looked like a salamander.

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