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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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It was because of gerrymandering." Republicans had so effectively gerrymandered the state that even when Democrats won 53 percent of the statewide vote in 2018, they took only 36 percent of the seats in the state legislature.
Many Efficiency Gap Gerrymanders Are Not Gerrymanders.
"This (Supreme) Court can and should determine a manageable standard, one that lower courts can apply to remedy abusive partisan gerrymanders such as those that entrench in power a political party whose adherents enjoy only minority support," Frosh added.
Partisan gerrymanders and the Electoral College make a mockery of the notion that the United States is a functioning democracy.
Republicans "have gerrymandered the heck out of lots of different places," said Democratic voter Melinda Wilkinson, a retired music teacher from Raleigh.
Partisan gerrymanders have "become ever more extreme and durable, insulating officeholders against all but the most titanic shifts in the political tides," she wrote.
Best, Unfair Partisan Gerrymanders in Politics and Law: A Diagnostic Applied to Six Cases, 14 ELECTION L.J.
(57) Four of these five justices endorsed specific standards for judging the constitutionality of partisan gerrymanders and would have reversed the lower court's dismissal of the plaintiffs' challenge to the Republican gerrymander of Pennsylvania's congressional districts litigated in Vieth.
Supreme Court struck down congressional districts in North Carolina, finding that their boundaries had been unconstitutionally gerrymandered along racial lines.
(51.) See Michael Weaver, Note, Uncertainty Maintained: The Split Decision Over Partisan Gerrymanders in Vieth v.
"But what of purely partisan gerrymanders, especially in the rest of the country?
(58) Structuralists who advocate in favor of ah approach known as the political markets theory argue that partisan gerrymandering (and in particular bipartisan gerrymanders) produce noncompetitive elections by removing voters from the process, and should be per se invalid.