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How gerrymandering works, in one graphic

Via The Washington Post and Reddit comes a handy little graphic that succinctly visualizes how gerrymandering — when political districts are unfairly mapped to manipulate elections — can have such a significant impact:

(Washington Post)

Of course, in real life, gerrymandered districts often look far more convoluted than the simplified ones in option three. For a look at some of the most ridiculous districts in the country — "crimes against geography" — click here.