Gerrymandering

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Gerrymandering is the manipulation of electoral boundaries in order to favour a particular political party.

Origins

The word was created in reaction to a redrawing of Massachusetts state senate election districts under Governor Elbridge Gerry.

Current practice

WhoWhatWhy reports that "throughout US history, Republicans and Democrats have been guilty of using this highly undemocratic practice, which is at the root of many of the problems that plague American politics today."[1]


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