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2016 Distilled

The Blurred Lines of Gerrymandering

May 03, 2016 | 9 videos
Video by The Atlantic

Could gerrymandering change the course of the 2016 election? And what even qualifies as gerrymandering? What looks like simple redistricting to one person might seem like an outrageous distortion to another, and what looks like an unfair bending of lines could be an earnest attempt to conform to the Voting Rights Act. The Atlantic’s Caty Green sat down with staff writer David Graham to talk about the ins and outs of moving congressional districts in and out.

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Authors: Catherine Green, Greyson Korhonen

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Videos covering Election 2016 from The Atlantic's politics and policy team