Gerrymandering terminology

Gerrymandering terminology.

Gerrymandering in Detroit, Michigan

Detroit's districts are examples of the racial gerrymandering technique called cracking (cracking an urban neighborhood into strange shapes to weaken its votes).

Gerrymandering in Flint, Michigan

Flint's district is an example of the racial gerrymandering technique called packing (packing urban voters into one snaking district to weaken their votes).