End of Gerrymandering: The revised congressional map submitted by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Monday

Gerrymandering is a practice intended to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries. The resulting district is known as a gerrymander. Two principal tactics are used in gerrymandering: “cracking” (diluting the voting power of the opposing party’s supporters across many districts) and “packing” (concentrating the opposing party’s voting power in one district to reduce their voting power in other districts).

In addition to its use achieving desired electoral results for a particular party, gerrymandering may be used to help or hinder a particular demographic, such as a political, ethnic, racial, linguistic, religious, or class group, such as in United States federal voting district boundaries that produce a majority of constituents representative of African-American or other racial minorities, known as “majority-minority districts”. Gerrymandering can also be used to protect incumbents.

U.S. Gerrymandering

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Current Map which is Gerrymandered
Gerrymandering in Pennsylvania

 

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