In a democracy, voters are meant to choose the politicians. But sometimes, in the United States, politicians get to pick voters. Meet gerrymandering.
It’s a 200-year-old practice that politicians use to take power away from voters. Every 10 years, the maps that decide which districts people in the U.S. fall into are redrawn after the census. And with that redistricting process comes attempts by politicians to keep themselves in power.
We take a look at the practice and ask who’s getting targeted and why? And is there any hope to fix the problem?