Why State Districts Are Purposefully Strange Shapes – Cheddar News

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Every ten years, there’s a census. This decennial count takes a long time, is tedious and exhausting but it’s also very important. It confirms who lives where, which allows the Federal Government to properly allocate resources. Services are sent to those areas that require them the most. States gain or lose seats in Congress and have the chance to redraw their lines.

This means that every 10 year, states begin what is known to be one of the most divisive and partisan political processes. One strategic line can make all the difference in the party control of the state legislatures and the congress.

Cheddar explains what gerrymandering is and why it exists.

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