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je ree man der

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

  • What President Truman wanted was specific legislation outlawing the gerrymander and requiring the states to divide their districts into compact units of between 300,000 and 400 .
  • The phrase gerrymander, coined in the early 1800s to describe a salamander- shaped district engineered by Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry, originally referred to an amphibian .
  • By 2001, negotiators hoped they could finesse these demands and could gerrymander the city into an Arab East Jerusalem that the Palestinians could call a capital and a Jewish West .

  • Winston Peters in
    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.
  • Ted Cruz in Dallas Morning News
    The court-drawn map perpetuated the 1991 Democratic gerrymander,Mr. Cruz said.
  • Anthony Kennedy in New York Times
    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."

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