We are concerned about gerrymandering because it can lead to under representation of certain groups in political offices. The House of Representatives distributes a certain number of representatives to each state based upon its population. These representatives are redistributed every 10 years following the national census. During redistribution, the legislature divides the state into districts that will each elect one of their state representatives. However, in this process, the legislature often draws the district to favor the majority party by packing all the minority party voters into one district, or by cracking their support up into multiple districts. As a result, the minority party is often underrepresented.
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