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verb as in to divide into election districts in a politically-motivated way

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By this measure, Florida’s new map is this close to being the worst gerrymander in the nation.

He also breaks down what this gerrymander might mean for the 2022 midterms.

Still, there are wild cards to keep in mind, such as lawsuits that could overturn potential gerrymanders.

A minority can take over the House of Representatives through partisan gerrymanders.

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We often talk about individual features of our system — voter suppression, extreme gerrymanders, the electoral college — as anti-majoritarian.

If you don't, I shall give the documents in the gerrymander affair to the papers the day after you fail.

It happens every few years that the newspapers are full of more or less excited talk about a "gerrymander."

It was entirely a party fight; for, by grace of the last gerrymander, the nomination carried with it the certainty of election.

It is not settled who is entitled to the authorship of the word "Gerrymander," for which a number of claimants have appeared.

It was from this incident that the word "gerrymander," so often heard in politics in these days, took its name.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gerrymander, such as: contrive, engineer, finesse, manipulate, distort, and doctor.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.