Uh, how does gerrymandering work again?

Podcast producer, Galen Druke, walks us through the basics of gerrymandering.
2:11 | 06/26/18

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Transcript for Uh, how does gerrymandering work again?
Laden. And. Gerrymandering is when redistricting. Goes wrong and redistricting as the process of drawing political. This happens every ten years after me conducting this. So we count everybody who wins in the United States and with those new numbers from knowing how much simpler each place we dropped just because districts are supposed to have the same number he. Other times when we talk about and read yesterday when we talk about gerrymandering. Referring to partisans during which means drawn districts that benefit one party over how. And partisan gerrymandering has achieved through two techne hacking and cracking. Which generally work in tandem. Hacking is when you take one party's voters. And constantly a lot of time in a single district so that they elect their representatives. With overwhelming margins. Essentially they at least a lot of cracking in the countless. It's when you speak with one party's voters. And divide them up into a bunch of different distractions. That they can't elect the candidate that they want in any one of those. And this goes back to pay for a week 18100 when former governor of Massachusetts Aldridge Gary. Drew a salamander looking district in Massachusetts. And so when you add the name governor Gary rid salamander. You get Gary. Keep in mind that what you see and we are being dispersed or concentrated. It's not always Pak Iraq. It's not always. During. Sometimes. State legislature. Lives and rights for me BST commission. Want to rock and had in his district pulling in. One community over here and one community over there war need to protect the community of interest in to a single that. So there are a number of reasons that districts drawn to it. But one thing that's for sure no matter how they're caught they will have political.

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