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Drawing borders of electoral districts to unfairly favor one candidate or party. Named for Elbridge Gerry, who as Governor of Massachusetts in the early 18th Century signed a law redistricting heavily in favor of the Federalist Party.

See also Redistricting and Reapportionment.

Christopher M. Burke. The Appearance of Equality: Racial Gerrymandering, Redistricting, and the Supreme Court. Greenwood Publishing Group. 1999. 212pp.

Bernard Grofman (editor). Political Gerrymandering and the Courts. Algora Publishing. 1990. 335pp.

David Lublin. The Paradox of Representation: Racial Gerrymandering and Minority Interests in Congress. Princeton University Press. 1999. 176pp.

Philip Musgrove. The General Theory of Gerrymandering. Sage Publications. 1977. 78pp.

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