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Gerrymanders appear here to stay

 

Wendel Sloan

“Gerrymander” comes from an 1812 attempt by Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry to gain political advantage by contorting a district into a salamander shape.

According to Doc Elder, local history professor and radio personality, 34 state legisl...



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