Slacker’s Syllabus: Gerrymandering

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Every 10 years, following a census, states redraw their congressional districts.

Sometimes, those lines are drawn in a way that unfairly influences the outcomes of future elections.

That is gerrymandering.

So how does this work?

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Here’s a quick guide.