Measure G

Gerrymandering Information

Gerrymandering is a legal term that refers to a situation where one political party is allowed to draw its own districts to the disadvantage of other political parties. The effect of gerrymandering in a state or district can be quite devastating, especially when compared with the effects of racial gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is a relatively new term that has only recently been introduced. Gerrymandering is defined as a process in which a political party uses the influence and power of a certain body or political group in order to draw its own districts.


Gerrymandering occurs when one political party draws its own district through the process of gerrymandering. The other political party is forced to share its district with the first political party or it may be forced to be split between the two parties.

There are several forms of gerrymandering. In a two-party system, the party that receives the most votes wins. In a multi-party system, the party that receives the second most votes is relegated to a district that is considered a safe district for the opposing party. There are even cases in which a single political party can draw its own districts and use it as a single district.

There are some cases where a political party can draw its own districts even though the districts in which other political parties can be drawn in. This means that in a three-party district, the party that receives the second most votes can draw its district to be in the middle of the district, while the other two political parties may end up in the bottom of the district. This is called the “one-party district” and it is very rare.

Gerrymandering is considered to be illegal in a number of states, but it is still used in some states. In Wisconsin, for instance, the use of political party gerrymandering is still considered to be illegal. In other states, however, gerrymandering is used as a tactic to help a political party increase its support. The political party that draws the districts in a way to increase its chances of winning is called a gerrymanderer. If more than one political party uses gerrymandering, the result is called “packing”.

Because gerrymandering is used to manipulate the voting behavior of voters, it is often difficult to prove or disprove that the political party is guilty of using gerrymandering. Although in a few cases it is possible to show that the political party intentionally put its own candidates in the district to benefit, it is difficult to prove that the political party did not use gerrymandering at all. For instance, in a case where more than one political party uses gerrymandering to manipulate voters, a court can decide that the political party was just following the will of the people.