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gerrymander

(Encyclopedia) gerrymander j?r?m?n?d?r, g?r?, in politics, rearrangement of voting districts so as to favor the party in power. The objective is to create as many districts as possible in areas of?

Brewer's: Gerrymander

(g hard). So to divide a county or nation into representative districts as to give one special political party undue advantage over others. The word is derived from Elbridge Gerry, who?

legislative apportionment

(Encyclopedia) legislative apportionment, subdivision of a political body (e.g., a state or province) for the purpose of electing legislative representatives. In the United States, the Constitution?

Gerry, Elbridge

(Encyclopedia) Gerry, Elbridge g?r?, 1744?1814, American statesman, Vice President of the United States, b. Marblehead, Mass. He was elected (1772) to the Massachusetts General Court, where he?

Elbridge Gerry

Elbridge Gerry was a signer of the both the Articles of Confederation and the Declaration of Independence and a major political figure of colonial Massachusetts. He died in office as vice president?

election

(Encyclopedia) election, choosing a candidate for office in an organization by the vote of those enfranchised to cast a ballot. General History In ancient Greek democracies (e.g., Athens) public?

Fantastic Fables, Ambrose Bierce: Six and One

126 128 Six and One THE Committee on Gerrymander worked late, drawing intricate lines on a map of the State, and being weary sought repose in a game of poker. At the close of the game the six?

Togo

(Encyclopedia) Togo, officially Togolese Republic, republic (2015 est. pop. 7,417,000), 21,622 sq mi (56,000 sq km), W Africa. It borders on the Gulf of Guinea in the south, on Ghana in the west, on?

Brewer's: German Silver

is not silver at all, but white copper, or copper, zinc, and nickel mixed together. It was first made in Europe at Hildberg-hausen, in Germany, but had been used by the Chinese time out of?