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To redisplay an image on screen whether text or graphics. The concept is that the first time elements are displayed, they are "drawn," and if something is changed, they are "redrawn." Applications often have a Refresh command that redraws the screen. For example, in the Windows Explorer file manager, the Refresh command redraws the screen with the current directory (folder) structure. In some graphics programs, a Redraw or Refresh command redraws the elements on screen, because artifacts have been left over after numerous changes were made by the illustrator, which the program did not automatically "clean up."
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After the 2000 election, Michigan Republicans controlled all three branches of state government, and redrew congressional lines to give the GOP a 9-6 advantage in the delegation, although the state voted for the Democratic candidate in the last four presidential elections.
The victorious powers, meeting at the Congress of Vienna in 1814-1815, redrew the map of Europe, returning many European kings to power.
Louis redrew the notoriously puzzling base of the tree.
Wenninger added compactibility to his chart relating moisture and green strength, and to simplify this chart, Brillion Iron Works (BIW) redrew the data into two charts.
In January, a panel of three federal judges upheld a ruling that redrew Louisiana's congressional district, transforming Fields' wedged-shaped majority black district into a majority white district.
In criticizing the panel's finding, Frosh said the test of unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering must be more specific, or more than a mere showing that the state's Democratic leadership redrew a district to be majority Democrat and weakened the Republicans' ability to organize, fundraise and re-elect their candidate there.
Following the 2010 census, which showed massive growth in the state's population, Texas lawmakers in 2011 redrew political maps to account for population changes.
Maryland's then-governor, Democrat Martin O'Malley, and the Democratic-controlled General Assembly redrew the 6th District following the 2010 census to include a significant swath of Democrat-rich Montgomery County.