contiguous

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contiguous

Adjacent or touching. Contrast with fragmentation. See contiguous file.
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Districts must adhere to the "one person, one vote" standard; ensure, to the greatest extent possible, equal population among the districts; comply with the Voting Rights Act; and attempt to maintain geographic continuity, compactness, and contiguousness.
71) In particular, two districts were said to have been crafted "arbitrarily--without regard to considerations such as compactness, contiguousness, geographical boundaries, or political subdivisions, with the purpose to create congressional districts along racial lines and to assure the election of two black representatives to Congress.
Although many states have standards mandating equal populations, compactness, contiguousness, and other goals to not split counties, towns, and cities, federal law controls the redistricting process.