Alabama Gerrymandering Level

Severe.

Quarantined.

Alabama was found guilty of unconstitutional racial gerrymandering. Lawmakers have begun a plan to redraw districts.

Alabama gerrymandering 2000-2010
Alabama gerrymandering 2010-present

Toxicity Level

Wasteland.

Worse than 98% of the US, but contained for now.

Alabama disenfranchised voters by using partisan gerrymandering to draw district lines. As illustrated by the maps above, gerrymandering divided voters into districts of extreme partisanship. Alabama ranked #1 out of 50 states in the use of partisan gerrymandering techniques like packing & cracking, and the result was a House that's the #1 most skewed between the voting results and the voters, which federal courts found to be in violation of US citizens' constitutional rights. Alabama also has some of the least compact districts in the country. Compactness is a key factor in determining the extent of partisan gerrymandering.