Gerrymandering Video

Read about Gerrymandering in my April 18th post. Then watch this video to gain a better understanding of the concept. Cheers!




What’s a salamander got to do with gerrymandering? [Civics 101]

Wild Mushrooms at Kims Fall 2014History engages me more when there are nuggets of intrigue and interest buried in the history itself. Gerrymandering has its nugget. The name was first used in 1812 in the Boston Gazette, when the paper blended Massachusetts’ Governor Gerry’s name with salamander, the shape of one of the districts mapped out under Governor Gerry’s redistricting. Sometimes being memorialized into the future carries a certain ignominy.

What is gerrymandering and why does it matter?

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