Arnold Schwarzenegger, former governor of California and star of the "Terminator" franchise, spoke in front of the Supreme Court Tuesday before oral arguments for the North Carolina gerrymandering case Rucho v. Common Cause.
"We must terminate gerrymandering," he said.
The Austrian-American served as governor from 2003 to 2011. During his tenure, independent redistricting commissions—a key reform anti-gerrymandering activists have argued for—were instituted in California.
Schwarzenegger, who was a Republican governor, explained that gerrymandering is not a partisan issue. Politicians on both sides of the aisle have attempted to rig the maps, he said.
"I have to tell you, not in my wildest dreams did I think about 50 years ago when I came to this great country as an immigrant that one day I would be standing in front of the Supreme Court of the United States to fight gerrymandering," Schwarzenegger said.
Correction: The title of this article has been updated with the correct spelling of Schwarzenegger's name. The Chronicle regrets the error.