redistricting

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redistricting:

see legislative apportionmentlegislative apportionment,
subdivision of a political body (e.g., a state or province) for the purpose of electing legislative representatives. In the United States, the Constitution requires that Congressional representatives be elected on the basis of population.
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He suggested the legislation would allow a person elected to represent a ward but, if redistricted out of the ward, to still represent the old ward until the conclusion of a two-year term.
Graves said the other problem is candidates being redistricted would be at a disadvantage when running against someone who is not being redistricted.
This year, in contrast, the GOP has possession of eight state legislatures, which--translated into congressional districts--gives Republicans effective control over 98 redistricted seats.