The news this election year was filled with reports about glitchy voting machines, faulty voter rolls, and polling-place intimidation. But one hugely influential issue got little attention: gerrymandering. Politicians have been tinkering with the boundaries of their electoral districts for decades, but in the last five years, the practice has exploded, and it led to the least competitive race for the U.S. House of Representatives
in memory.

The New Redistricting

How did gerrymandered districts affect the 2004 elections, and what does it mean for the health and future of American democracy?

Slicing the Map

Every decade, civic-minded local lawmakers are supposed to change district boundaries so that each part of the community is equally represented. That's the theory, anyway.

How Much Is Too Much?

Has gerrymandering changed the way Congress responds, or does not respond, to the voters?

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