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Gerrymander   /dʒˈɛrimˌændər/   Listen
Gerrymander

verb
(past & past part. gerrymandered; pres. part. gerrymandering)
1.
Divide unfairly and to one's advantage; of voting districts.






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"Gerrymander" Quotes from Famous Books



... the electoral boundaries the party which has a majority in each State is enabled to arrange that the injustice done to itself is a minimum, and that the injustice done to the opposing party is a maximum. By this iniquitous practice, which is known as the gerrymander, the party in a minority in each State is allowed to get only about one-half or one-quarter of its proper share of representation. But as the practice is universal in all the States, the injustice done ...
— Proportional Representation Applied To Party Government • T. R. Ashworth and H. P. C. Ashworth



Words linked to "Gerrymander" :   cheat, divide, cheating, part, separate



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