Gerrymandering meaning

Apportioning legislative districts in a way calculated to give an undue advantage to a political party, by concentrating its members or separating those of another party from one another; implies lines drawn in an otherwise illogical way.
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(politics) The practice of redrawing electoral districts to gain an electoral advantage for a political party.
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Present participle of gerrymander.
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Origin of gerrymandering

  • After the US Politician Governor Elbridge Gerry who was associated with a constituency said to resemble a salamander.

    From Wiktionary