Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of gerrymander.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of gerrymander.

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Examples

  • But second, which largely cancels out the first point, with margins as tight as these, the gerrymanders are very vulnerable to differential turnout and even more so to people of one tribe voting for candidates from another, or failing to transfer their votes down the line.

    Whoniversaries 7 July

  • Incumbents are too entrenched, through gerrymanders and campaign-finance rules, to be easily ousted without a powerful wave of public opposition.

    The Four-Year Majority

  • And, not to beat the point to death, not all gerrymanders create a bunch of safe seats for both parties.

    Matthew Yglesias » Gerrymandering is Not the Root of All Evil

  • In the NE, the 4th, 5th, 9th, and 13th are more clear “know it when I see it” gerrymanders.

    Matthew Yglesias » Gerrymandering is Not the Root of All Evil

  • This is a bad argument that, if accepted, would entrench gerrymanders across the country.

    Nicholas Stephanopoulos: Foxes and Henhouses

  • The way to do that would be to propose some alternative to racial gerrymanders.

    Matthew Yglesias » Diverse Representation Without Gerrymandering

  • Congress has routinely renewed the Voting Right Act, but the racial gerrymanders the law encourages have arguably increased racial polarization while reducing minority influence.

    Holder's Texas Intrusion

  • However, the charges of lefty partisanship seemed misguided; the movie we made criticizes Barack Obama for tailoring himself a State Senate district, Nancy Pelosi for opposing redistricting reform in California, the Democratic party for using black voters to "sandbag" white Democratic districts in the South, and opens with a clip of Ronald Reagan decrying Democratic gerrymanders!

    Jeff Reichert: You Can't Please Everyone

  • However, the charges of lefty partisanship seemed misguided; the movie we made criticizes Barack Obama for tailoring himself a State Senate district, Nancy Pelosi for opposing redistricting reform in California, the Democratic party for using black voters to "sandbag" white Democratic districts in the South, and opens with a clip of Ronald Reagan decrying Democratic gerrymanders!

    Jeff Reichert: You Can't Please Everyone

  • After 2000, Karl Rove and Tom DeLay demanded state Republicans ignore existing maps and push the most aggressive gerrymanders for Congress and state legislatures possible.

    Greg Speed: How to Win the Redistricting Fight in 2010

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