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Sunday Word: Gerrymander

ger·ry·man·der [ˈdʒɛrɪˌmændə]:
origin: (1812) American, after Elbridge "Gerry", the governor of Massachusetts who procured the technique + (sala)"mander" after the shape of the division → previously hyphenated to Gerry-mander.

An unfair division of a voting area in a way that gives one political party a distinct advantage; cheating.

To divide unfairly and to one's advantage (of voting districts or otherwise).

If it were Halloween and your older sibling agreed you'd walk ten blocks; however, they picked the five best blocks for candy-giving for themselves, then they could be accused of gerrymandering.

If Tuesday, June 3rd, is an election date for you - PLEASE VOTE!
Tags: american, g, noun, verb, wordsmith: theidolhands

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