Why was the census bureau taken out of the Dept. of Commerce and place under Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel?
In 1812, the then governor of Massachusetts, Elbridge Gerry signed into law a bill redistricting his state to the benefit of his Democratic-Republican party over the Federalists party.
The cartoonist for the Boston Gazette likened the shape of the new district to a salamander. The editor called it a Gerrymander.