Gerrymandering: What is It and How Does It Affect Elections?

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What is Gerrymandering? Originally, before gerrymandering, almost all districts were equally-populated rough rectangles. However, to accommodate increasing populations, districts need redrawn on a regular basis. Politicians and their parties saw the potential in drawing districts that suited themselves, which led to Gerrymandering – or boundary manipulation that favors one party over … Hop On