gerrymander gerrymander  /ˈdʒɛ ri ˌmæn dər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an act of gerrymandering (dividing a voting area so as to give your own party an unfair advantage)
  2. (v) divide unfairly and to one's advantage; of voting districts

Usage(s):

  1. Gregg has embarrassed himself and, most importantly, the President in what amounted to a cheesy effort to grab the Census and gerrymander the GOP back into the majority.
  2. But Pittsburgh was neatly fenced off by a gerrymander.

News

  1. Beyond Black and White, New Force Reshapes South

    Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling on voting rights, a temptation to gerrymander districts could harm the G.O.P.’s long-term prospects.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. New Face of South Rises as an Extralegal Force

    Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling on voting rights, a temptation to gerrymander districts could harm the G.O.P.’s long-term prospects.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "It is hard to avoid the conclusion that his intention is to delay the election until he is confident he can gerrymander the outcome," Mr Peters said.
    on Sep 28, 2007 By: Winston Peters Source: Scoop.co.nz

  2. "The court-drawn map perpetuated the 1991 Democratic gerrymander," Mr. Cruz said.
    on Mar 1, 2006 By: Ted Cruz Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. "We reject the statewide challenge to Texas redistricting as an unconstitutional political gerrymander," Kennedy wrote. "It would be seen as a power grab in a lot of places."
    on Jun 28, 2006 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: New York Times

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