Where does the word "gerrymandering" come from?

1861

1861

Answer: Gov. Elbridge Gerry

Vox - The word "gerrymander" comes from early 19th-century Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry. After Gerry took office in 1810, his Democratic-Republican party redrew the map of the state's Senate districts in a particularly dramatic and unusual manner. The aim was to weaken the opposing Federalist Party as much as possible.

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