What is gerrymandering? How does it work?

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

The Washington Post Explains

Informational video explaining gerrymandering from the Washington Post.

Length: 2:41

The Basic Math of Gerrymandering

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

Length: 1:53

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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The Gerrymandering Project

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Gerrymandering – the Movie

Length: 2:38

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

The Best Explanation of Gerrymandering You Will Ever See


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