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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To divide (a territorial unit) into election districts in an unnatural and unfair way with the purpose of giving one political party an electoral majority in a large number of districts while concentrating the voting strength of the opposition in as few d

Usage examples (33)
  • However, in gerrymandered legislative districts and in other uncompetitive states, my point still stands.
  • Baker and Hamilton "gerrymandered" the experts only "to ratify predetermined recommendations," he wrote.
  • So the black politician is not actually representing a black district, merely one that has been "gerrymandered".
  • Is he saying that if the black districts had not been "gerrymandered" then the black politicians would not be representing black districts? for more
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