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The term gerrymandering is often used when referring to the redistricting of a state. The word was first used in connection with Elbridge Gerry, who served as Governor of Massachusetts.

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Q: What term refers to the redistricting of a state?
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How do state legislatures abuse their redistricting power?

how do state legislatures abuse their redistricting power


Who undertakes redistricting and gerrymandering within a state?

Redistricting is always controlled by the state legislature following the census. It is approved by the governor and/or by the redistricting commissions in states such as Arizona and Iowa.


Who is in charge of redistricting?

The governor of a state appoints a committee charged with redistricting the voting districts according to population.


How is redistricting most related to power of state government?

Redistricting changes political borders within a geographical area.


How is redistricting most related to the power of state government?

Redistricting changes political borders within a geographical area.


Who is responsible for redistricting if a state gains or looses reprsentation?

State Legislatures


Which answer is best description of redistricting?

revision of the geographic boundaries within a state


How does Texas redistric counties?

It doesn't. The state county map has not changed since 1931. Given how a large part of the state (generally speaking, the Western part away from cities) is emptying out as young people move away, the state will probably decide at some point in the future to consolidate counties to save money. Redistricting doesn't refer to redrawing of county lines but rather refers to political redistricting, the redrawing of political districts to insure equal proportioning of the population for the election of representatives. Visit http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/faqcensus.shtml for a FAQ on redistricting.


Who controls redistricting?

Reapportionment refers to the proportional redistribution of representation in a legislative body. In the United States, this responsibility falls on the Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee in Congress.


What term refers to a community that is politically organized.?

state


What happens in reapportionment and what happens next in redistricting?

The represenatives serve out their term of 2 years, then they leave and that is it.


What term refers to a community that's politically organized?

state