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gerrymander

verb

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to divide (a state, school district, etc.) into political units that give one group an unfair advantage
  • gerrymandering urban districts to give rural voters a majority

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The first known use of gerrymander was in 1812

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“Gerrymander.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gerrymander. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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