What Is Gerrymandering?

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In April 2015, House Democrats proposed a bill to end the practice of “Gerrymandering”. So, what exactly is Gerrymandering, and how does it work?

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Democrats introduce bill to end gerrymandering
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/04/30/house-democrats-gerrymandering-bill/26649507/
“A group of Democrats introduced legislation Thursday to overhaul and streamline the way the nation’s 435 U.S. House districts are redrawn every decade to reflect population shifts determined by the U.S. Census.”

What is gerrymandering?
http://www.vox.com/cards/gerrymandering-explained/how-does-gerrymandering-work
“In the US, every state elects a certain number of people to the House of Representatives – a number that’s based on the Census count of the state’s population.”

Supreme Court Seems Divided Over Independent Redistricting Commissions
http://www.npr.org/2015/03/02/390245031/high-court-case-tests-independent-redistricting-commissions
“The U.S. Supreme Court seemed closely divided Monday as it heard arguments testing how far states may go to prevent political parties from drawing congressional district lines to maximize partisan advantage.”

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