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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
“Redistricting” and “Reapportionment” are not the same thing
Reapportionment has nothing to do with appearance. She was writing about the appearance of a North Carolina Congressional District 12 that was the subject of substantial litigation over the 1990s. She was actually writing about redistricting, not reapportionment.
[Editor note: just in time for Matt’s article, the National Conference of State Legislatures released this handy list of redistricting terms, including the ever popular “Metes and Bounds.”]
Pros Plan New Shapes for Redistricting Map
Despite attempts to leaven the proceedings with rousing name-that-district contests, with Starbucks cards for prizes, even some of his fellow panelists rubbed their eyes and fidgeted in apparent torture at the exquisite dullness of the subject matter: data, geography, maps and law.
Placer County moves to change Supes district boundaries
“This redistricting is done so that each supervisorial district has equal population,” said County Executive Officer Thomas Miller. “This ensures that each area of our very diverse county is equally represented.”
County supervisors begin shaping new districts
Aguirre said the county remained out of step with the vast majority of voters. “Everyone realizes that if you leave the people in elected office in charge of redistricting they are going to rig the system in their favor,” Aguirre said.
He said the county should consider tailoring its approach after the city, which he also sued and settled with over similar objections. The city redistricting commission has sole control over district boundary lines.