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Protecting seats

December 19, 2011
The Times Observer

When Massachusettes Gov. Elbridge Gerry supported a redistricting proposal in 1811 that included a congressional district that virtually encircled another in an effort to grease the way to re-election for his party's faithful, he provided America - with the help of a long-forgotten newspaperman - with the term, "gerrymandering."

 
 

 

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