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an act of gerrymandering (dividing a voting area so as to give your own party an unfair advantage)

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divide unfairly and to one's advantage

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Rep Berman's gerrymandered district looks today and what it looked like before the 2001 Gerrymander -- Painted RV being driven by Mobilize.
boundaries that have themselves been gerrymandered would involve a
Wilder argues that blacks were "ghettoized in housing; subordinated in employment, gerrymandered in politics and isolated in social space," and that white New Yorkers saw African American advancement as directly antithetical to their own.
The boundaries of the constituencies have been gerrymandered to begin with, the electoral rolls have been rigged, huge numbers of younger voters have been taken off the voter rolls.
For blacks in gerrymandered districts, elections are usually determined in Democratic primaries.
At times, the clash of race and politics in the United States approaches the intensity of South Africa; yet the United States continues to use a 200-year-old system that routinely denies representation to its racial and political minorities, unless one can draw a gerrymandered district around them--not always an easy task, and always a controversial one.
The history lesson derived from the past decade of experiences with the Medicare prospective payment system reveals that the definition of special geographic areas for the purposes of reimbursement results in a gerrymandered, patchwork approach in the health care payment system.
And, ironically, the initial signs are that the newly gerrymandered districts may actually hurt those who most eagerly lobbied for them: minorities and Republicans.
The white paper ranks the ten most gerrymandered local, state, and federal districts in the country based on four different measures of compactness.
For that, we can thank our corrupt, gerrymandered districts.
A second option for reformers is to convince the courts to find gerrymandered plans unconstitutional.
Using such techniques, it is always possible to find a cluster, even though, as with some gerrymandered districts, you might end up with some rather bizarre shapes.
When redistricting was gerrymandered in 2001 after the last census, the voters were left out of the democratic process of selecting their legislators and congressional representatives.