Month: August 2016

Weird & Whacky

What is “Gerrymandering”?

I’ve heard this expression a lot during recent political discussions, but wasn’t sure of its origins. “Gerrymandering” refers to the process of manipulating the boundaries of electoral districts to benefit a specific political party or group. “Gerrymander” is the combination of the words “Gerry” and “Salamander.” The expression was created …