As governor of Massachusetts, Elbridge Gerry almost vetoed the redistricting plan for congressional districts in 1812. Instead, he let the partisan divide of districts go into law, attaching his name forever to Gerrymandering.
This is what happens when you don't listen to your conscience, kids.
Christopher Ingraham of the Washington Post wrote, "This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see. How to steal an election: a visual guide." He failed to include the effects of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which is the main driver of gerrymandering tehse days.
This is what happens when you don't do your homework, kids.
You see, the reason Republicans keep winning at the re-districting game is that federal law requires districts be carved out for black Americans. That's good for most of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus (Republican Mia B. Love and a few others represent majority-white districts) and for Republicans.
Republicans are only too happy to push Democratic voters into a majority-black district. That makes it better for the Republicans in the other districts. Georgia and South Carolina have no white Democratic congressmen. That's funny when you consider white Democrats held the majority of the House and Senate seats in the Old Confederacy up until the watershed 1994 election -- 30 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
A link to Christopher Ingraham's poor work.