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gerrymander

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒeriˌmændər; ˈdʒeriˌmændə(r)/

Translation of gerrymander in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [Politics/Política] [state/district] dividir injustamente ([ para beneficiar a un partido ])
    Example sentences
    • He said the party had impoverished its supporters and predicted that they would turn against the ruling party, no matter how the constituency boundaries were gerrymandered.
    • Politicians have come to see manipulation of the vote much as they see gerrymandering boundaries of voting districts - all part of the electoral game.
    • If anything, it reinforced perceptions that the board and the ANC were simply gerrymandering provincial boundaries to suit short-term political ends.
    Example sentences
    • A gerrymandered election does not make for a democracy.
    1.2 (manipulate unfairly) manipular

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