History of Congressional Redistricting

Mr. Brace, Mr. Durbin and Mr. Parker discussed the history of
congressional redistricting in the second of a series of… read more

Mr. Brace, Mr. Durbin and Mr. Parker discussed the history of

congressional redistricting in the second of a series of programs on

the redistricting process. They described redistricting during the

early years of the United States, uses and abuses of the process

during America’s history, and the major court cases that affected

redistricting including fair election laws and civil rights

legislation concerning elections.

Congressional redistricting, or the drawing of new boundary lines for

the districts of members of the House of Representatives, occurs

every ten years in response to changes in population discovered by

the U.S. Census. Congress itself reapportions a number of

representatives to each state, and the state must redraw district

boundaries to create districts that are more or less equal in

population. In 1991, a number of states in the Sun Belt will be

reapportioned more representatives, while a number of Northern

states will lose representatives, reflective of the movement of

population to the Sun Belt states during the 1980s. close

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History of Congressional Redistricting

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Program ID:
19107-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Roundtable
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 14, 1991
Last Aired:
Mar 5, 2006

Airing Details

  • Jul 14, 1991 | 1:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 14, 1991 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 15, 1991 | 5:25am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 15, 1991 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 28, 2006 | 11:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 01, 2006 | 4:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 03, 2006 | 11:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 04, 2006 | 4:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 04, 2006 | 9:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 05, 2006 | 11:59am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 05, 2006 | 4:02pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 05, 2006 | 9:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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