How does gerrymandering affect statewide elections?
- nightLv 62 years agoFavourite answer
You have a point, statewide elections are determined by all the votes cast in the state so how the state is divided doesn't matter. Gerrymandering can indirectly affect statewide election if the state legislature is not representative of the population due to gerrymandering and they enact laws to maintain that power statewide. Laws that affect voter access can suppress voter turnout.
- Moscow MitchLv 72 years ago
By destroying democracy on our soil when hundreds of thousands of US servicemen have fought and died to bring democracy to other countries.
- Anonymous2 years ago
They divide lines to get more votes.
Gerrymandering is used most often in favor of ruling incumbents or a specific political party—the one drawing the map. Societies whose legislatures use a single-winner electoral system are the most likely to have political parties that gerrymander for advantage.
- MaxwellLv 72 years ago
It doesn't necessarily. Unless the state divides its state legislators based on federal congressional districts.