verb (used with object)
- gerota's capsule,
- gerry, elbridge,
Origin of gerrymander
Examples from the Web for gerrymandering
But gerrymandering has cold cocked the pendulum weight, stopped it dead.
Or imagine getting politicians to get rid of the gerrymandering that put them in office.Change the Constitution in Six Easy Steps? It Won’t Be That Simple, Justice Stevens|Richard L. Hasen|April 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I do believe that we owe this Republican legislature to that gerrymandering.Oliver Stone on the Tyranny of Obama’s ‘Exceptional’ America|Andrew Romano|October 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In all likelihood, because of the 2010 gerrymandering, the Republicans are going to control the House at least until 2021.
John Sides and Eric McGee take up the question of whether Republican gerrymandering cost Democrats the House in 2012.
The once famous phrase, Gerrymandering, some of our readers may remember.
For a naked, avowed plan of gerrymandering no Government surely ever did beat this one.My Own Story|Emmeline Pankhurst
The Croats found themselves no match for the astute Magyars who resorted to packed diets, gerrymandering, bribery, and forgery.The Russian Revolution; The Jugo-Slav Movement|Alexander Petrunkevitch, Samuel Northrup Harper, Frank Alfred Golder, Robert Joseph Kerner
For contemporary allusions to this first example of gerrymandering, see Writings of Washington, ix.Patrick Henry|Moses Coit Tyler
He proceeded to enlarge upon his plan for gerrymandering the state—to the advantage of the Democratic party, of course.A Spoil of Office|Hamlin Garland
Word Origin for gerrymander
1812 as both a noun and verb, American English, from Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander. Gerry, governor of Massachusetts, was lampooned when his party redistricted the state in a blatant bid to preserve an Antifederalist majority. One Essex County district resembled a salamander, and a newspaper editor dubbed it Gerrymander. Related: Gerrymandered; gerrymandering.
To change the boundaries of legislative districts to favor one party over another. Typically, the dominant party in a state legislature (which is responsible for drawing the boundaries of congressional districts) will try to concentrate the opposing party's strength in as few districts as possible, while giving itself likely majorities in as many districts as possible.