Gerrymandering, Green Film Company
Graphic from Gerrymandering documentary by Green Film Company Photo credit: Gerrymandering / Green Film Company

Gerrymandering is undermining democracy in America. Find out how both parties use this tactic to cling to power and take away the right of voters to choose their leaders.

While the outcomes of some of the biggest races in 2016 are not yet known — like who will win the White House or control the Senate — the results of down-ticket contests might as well be etched in stone already.

The reason is gerrymandering — the perfectly legal way for politicians to take the decision of who should be elected out of the hands of voters.

The following video provides a fascinating insight into how state politicians are using this undemocratic tool to literally redraw maps with a single objective in mind — to cling to power.

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Related front page panorama photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from Hand and mouse (Andy Hay / Flickr  – CC BY 2.0) and US House of Representatives (Nick.mon / Wikimedia – CC BY-SA 4.0)


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