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Gerrymanderers rig maps by "packing" and "cracking" their opponents. In packing, you cram many of the opposing party's supporters into a handful of districts, where they'll win by a much larger margin than they need. In cracking, you spread your opponent's remaining supporters across many districts, where they won't muster enough votes to win.
The Mathematics Behind Gerrymandering | Quanta Magazine 
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The Mathematics Behind Gerrymandering | Quanta Magazine 
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Gerrymanderers rig maps by "packing" and "cracking" their opponents. In packing, you cram many of the opposing party's supporters into a handful of districts, where they'll win by a much larger margin than they need. In cracking, you spread your opponent's remaining supporters across many districts, where they won't muster enough votes to win.
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