Gerrymandering is a political tactic in which voting boundaries are drawn with the intention of influencing who gets elected. But how is it done? When we dig into the details we find 3 dirty tricks that are consistently used.
Stacking is a practice of combining low-income, less educated minorities together to create a perceived voting majority and then placing it in the same district as high-income, more-educated voters who turn out in greater numbers.
Packing combines as many voters as possible (often minorities) into a single district to prevent that group from affecting election outcomes in other districts.
Cracking breaks up a group of minority voters into several districts to prevent them from reaching a majority.
Learn to recognize these 3 dirty tricks and call them out at the local and state level.