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Is Gerrymandering My Fault?

Because most political districts are drawn by state legislators, politicians tend to receive the bulk of the blame for gerrymandering. In this video — the second in our trio of short explainers on gerrymandering — we take a close look at the role that the American electorate plays in the ways our districts are shaped.

(If you missed the first video in our series, you can watch it here.)

Christine Laskowski is a video producer for FiveThirtyEight.

Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.