Article: What Is Gerrymandering? And How Does it Work?

Election Reform, Gerrymandering

What Is Gerrymandering? And How Does it Work?

Here’s what you need to know about the legal battle over the rigging of district maps to entrench a governing party’s political power.

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the federal courts cannot decide a question with momentous political consequences: Whether congressional district maps in Maryland and North Carolina that were drawn specifically to tilt political power in favor of one party — a practice known as partisan gerrymandering — are acceptable.

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