gerrymanders

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plural of , gerrymander
third-person singular of gerrymander
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To draw dividing lines for other types of districts in an unintuitive way to favor a particular group or for other perceived gain

The superintendent helped gerrymander the school district lines in order to keep the children of the wealthy gated community in the better school all the way across town.

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A voting district skewed by gerrymandering

Any citizen looking at a map of district 12 could immediately tell that it was a gerrymander because of the ridiculous way it cut across 4 counties while carving up neighborhoods in half.

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A method of establishing political power of an illegal purpose, such as to prevent racial integration
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The drawing of electoral boundaries in a way which gives one political party an unfair advantage in elections Named after Governor Gerry of Massachusetts (1812) who approved a rigged boundary shaped like a salamander, hence the term 'gerrymander'
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(g hard) So to divide a county or nation into representative districts as to give one special political party undue advantage over others The word is derived from Elbridge Gerry, who adopted the scheme in Massachusetts when he was governor Gilbert Stuart, the artist, looking at the map of the new distribution, with a little invention converted it into a salamander "No, no!" said Russell, when shown it, "not a Sala-mander, Stuart; call it a Gerry-mander " To gerrymander is so to hocus-pocus figures, etc , as to affect the balance
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To divide (a State) into districts for the choice of representatives, in an unnatural and unfair way, with a view to give a political party an advantage over its opponent
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{f} divide a voting district in a discriminatory manner (for the benefit of a particular candidate); falsify; distort, pervert
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{i} unfair division of voting districts in order to give an advantage to a particular candidate
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Manipulating constituency boundaries for partisan election purposes government A specialized group of individuals, institutions and agencies which make and enforce public decisions
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divide unfairly and to one's advantage; of voting districts
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To divide an area into districts, against the obvious natural divisions, in order to accomplish an unlawful purpose For example: To divide a school district to keep out certain people for reasons of race or religion, to divide a political voting district so as to give power to a political party
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an act of gerrymandering (dividing a voting area so as to give your own party an unfair advantage) divide unfairly and to one's advantage; of voting districts
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Bizarre and grossly disfigured districts named after the salamander shapes created by Eldridge Gerry in Massachusetts The process of selecting boundaries for political objectives Jump: Districting History, Gerry's Gallery
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To divide a geographic area into voting districts in such a way as to give an unfair advantage to one party in an election
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To divide a state, county, or other political subdivision into electoral districts in an unnatural manner to give a political party or ethnic group advantage over its opponents
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(verb) To divide a voting area so as to give one political party a majority in as many districts as possible or weaken the voting strength of an ethnic or racial group, urban population, etc (noun) A redistricting of voting districts to the advantage of one party or disadvantage of a group, region, etc Etymology: satirical coinage after Massachusetts governor William Gerry's 1812 redistricting plan from Gerry+(sala)mander (said to describe the shape of the new Essex district)
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1 To create a civil division of an unusual shape within a particular locale for improper purpose; to redistrict a state, creating unnatural boundaries and isolating members of a particular political party, in the hope that a maximum number of the elected representatives will be of that political party
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The act of gerrymandering
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an act of gerrymandering (dividing a voting area so as to give your own party an unfair advantage)
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