What is Gerrymandering?
Gerrymandering has become an increasingly controversial topic, due in large part, to the incredibly sophisticated capabilities of computers. Computers can track and predict the number and location of voters for each party with pinpoint accuracy, and then politicians can use this information to manipulate district borders in a way that maximizes the controlling party’s amount of districts. In many ways, gerrymandering, by design, subverts the will of the people. Learn more about this process from the Washington Post article here.
I firmly believe gerrymandering is the complete opposite of a democracy that is run by the people. Vote Better Sam helps fight gerrymandering by showing people that if they have multiple residences, they can choose where their vote will count the most.