Who was Gerry, whom gerrymandering is named after? What else could he have been known for if he had not run for Governor of Massachusetts? When did redistricting to favor one political party over another begin in the United States? Read the history, courtesy of Smithsonian Magazine, here.
LWV of Alameda's Favorite Quote
Federal courts must not abdicate their responsibility to protect American voters from this unconstitutional and pernicious practice that undermines our democracy….Judges—and justices—must act in accordance with their obligation to vindicate the constitutional rights of those harmed by partisan gerrymandering. -- Eric Clay