Congressional Redistricting Process

Mr. Elving, Mr. Mann and Mr. Young participated in a roundtable discussion on the redistricting process of… read more

Mr. Elving, Mr. Mann and Mr. Young participated in a roundtable discussion on the redistricting process of Congress. Based on population figures gathered every ten years from census data, each state is reapportioned a number of representatives in the House of Representatives if a significant population change has taken place in the state. Each state is then allowed to redraw its congressional districts within its state to provide approximately equal numbers of constituents for each House member. Over the past few decades, redistricting has become more heavily regulated due to civil rights and “one man, one vote” laws. During the years 1980-1990, the United States experienced a movement in population toward states in the Sun Belt and away from states in the Rust Belt. Eight states, including Texas and California, will be reapportioned a greater number of House members, while eight other states, including New York and Michigan, will lose one or more representatives. The panelists also heard from three political correspondents, who spoke by phone from their home states on redistricting changes in their regions. close

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Congressional Redistricting Process

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18785-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 7, 1991
Last Aired:
Jul 8, 1991

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  • Jul 07, 1991 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 08, 1991 | 6:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 08, 1991 | 9:43am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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