Monday, April 30, 2012

Mappy Monday: 1812 Essex County MA Electoral Districts

"Printed in 1812, this political cartoon illustrates the electoral districts drawn by the Massachusetts legislature to favor the incumbent Democratic-Republicanparty candidates of Governor Elbridge Gerry over the Federalists,  from which the term gerrymander is derived. The cartoon depicts the bizarre shape of a district in Essex County as a dragon."

 Source: wikipedia

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