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Book: The U.S. Constitution in Five Minutes

Chapter: 23. Why Is My Congressional District Such a Weird Shape?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43583


This chapter addresses the question of why congressional districts often have such funny shapes - what does the constitutional say about the shapes of congressional districts, what does it mean to gerrymander districts, what forms does gerrymandering take, and what are the consequences of having gerrymandered congressional districts.

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