新闻英语词汇 Journalism Vocabulary
verb [ T ] & noun /ˈdʒer·iˌmæn·dər/ US
to divide the constituencies of (a voting area) so as to give one party an unfair advantage
这一举动激怒了《波士顿宪报》的编辑说。该编辑说：“蝾螈（salamander）?，叫它 Gerrymander！吧”。Gerry + mander = gerrymander
Apart from his ongoing feud with Trump, Schwarzenegger has been on a crusade in recent years to end partisan gerrymandering, the controversial practice by which state legislatures draw electoral maps that are skewed toward one political party. It’s a practice that only seems to be becoming more intense, as statistical advancements have allowed mapmakers to pinpoint exactly where Democratic and Republican voters live. In the 2018 midterms, for example, according to The New York Times, Democrats in North Carolina got 48.3 percent of the total vote in House races, but won just three of 13 seats in the state.
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