gerrymander

Posted: September 11, 2010 in Vocab Special

The dividing of a state, county, etc., into election districts so as to give one political party a majority in many districts while concentrating the voting strength of the other party into as few districts as possible.

To appease aggravated fan bases, the league will gerrymander the early non-divisional, non-crossover scheduling to allow Wisconsin to play both Nebraska and Iowa in 2011 and 2012.
— Scott Dochterman, “Final guesses on Big Ten divisional realignment,” Doc’s Office blog, gazetteonline.com, September 2010.

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