First Annual Birthday 'Celebration' for the Father of Gerrymandering
On July 20, 2005, Rep. John Tanner and fellow sponsors of the Fairness and Independence in Redistricting Act met at the Capitol to "gerrymander" a cake in honor the birthday of Elbridge Gerry. Gerry, former Massachusetts Governor and 5th Vice President of the United States, is credited as the source of the term "gerrymandering." The bill has received bipartisan support, notably from Rep. Zach Wamp (R), who attended the event along with FairVote board chairman John B. Anderson.

Rep. Tanner and Anderson gerrymander a cake

Dividing up delicious districts - Congressmen look to end gerrymandering.

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