Congressional district boundaries are drawn by?
State legislatures in each state are responsible for drawing congressional district boundaries. There are 435 congressional districts in the United States.
How you might describe a congressional district that has been drawn by a legislature in a very odd shape-?
There are 29 Representatives from New York in the US House of Representatives, as of January 2011. Bishop, Timothy, 1st Congressional District Israel, Steve, 2nd Congressional District King, Pete, 3rd Congressional District McCarthy, Carolyn, 4th Congressional District Ackerman, Gary, 5th Congressional District Meeks, Gregory W., 6th Congressional District Crowley, Joseph, 7th Congressional District Nadler, Jerrold, 8th Congressional District Weiner, Anthony D., 9th Congressional District Towns, Edolphus, 10th Congressional District Clarke, Yvette D., 11th Congressional District…
They are drawn after the results of the Census. The Census reports information about the population of the U.S. The U.S, has a set number of Districs, however states can gain Districts by increasing their population, another state will lose their District in order to give to the other one which increased their population. This way everyone has a somewhat equal say in presidential elections