Where does the word "gerrymandering" come from?
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.