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Is the drawing of legislative districts for partisan advantage?
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Asked in US Congress
What is gerrymandering and which house of congress is most likely to use it?
Gerrymandering means drawing legislative districts with long, winding boundaries in order to maximize political advantage to one party or to incumbents of both parties. In the US Congress, it is used exclusively in the House of Representatives, because Senators are elected statewide in each state. However, state legislative districts and other districts in the state and local governments can also be gerrymandered.
Asked in US Presidents, US Constitution
Did gerrymandering allow people to vote in any state?
Was Gerry Mandering the speaker of The White House in 1907?
There was no such person. The White House is the official residence and work place of the US President and, therefore does not have a "Speaker." Gerrymandering is the corrupt practice of re-drawing boundaries of electoral districts to attempt to gain an advantage. The term is thought to derive from a re-drawing of districts in Massachusetts in 1812. The Governor at the time was Eldridge Gerry and a Boston newspaper likened the shape of one of the re-drawn districts to a salamander; Gerry + salamander > Gerrymander.
Asked in Politics and Government
Drawing up political districts to favor a particular group or candidate?
Who is responsible for drawing congressional district boundaries?
Asked in Politics and Government
How you might descrive a congressional district that has been drawn by a legislative in a very odd shape?
In 1812, Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry re-arranged the districts of some representatives to make it easier for his political party to win more seats in the Congress. The Boston Gazette newspaper noted that one of the districts was long, narrow, and irregularly shaped, and that it resembled a salamander. The term "Gerry-mander" was quickly applied to this district, and to the practice of drawing district boundaries to give political advantage to one party over another.
Asked in Politics and Government, Definitions
Drawing district lines to politically advantage a specific group is known as?
Gerrymandering. - - - - - - - - Legistlators often use one of three tactics: Excess vote - the controling party concentrates opposition's power to only a few districts. Wasted vote - the controling party dillutes opposition's power over many districts. Stacked Method - the controlling party draws the bounderies in their favor.
Why is the 2010 Gubernatorial Race important?
Gubernatorial (and other state government) races are especially important in 2010 because it's a census year. The state governments that take power after this year's elections will be in charge of drawing the new districts for the House of Representatives and will therefore have a huge amount of power over the partisan balance in the House for the next ten years.
Asked in History of the United States
Is Gerrymandering constitutional?
There are no provisions outlined in the Constitution forbidding gerrymandering. However, in light of recent partisan battles, legal scholars like retired Supreme Court Justice, John Paul Stevens, have expressed their belief that a new amendment should be added to prevent lawmakers from drawing legislative maps aimed at putting their own party in power.
What is to redistrict?
A political unit such as a state is divided into districts for the purpose of electing representatives to a legislative body. If the basis of election is population, with equal number of people represented by each elected member, the boundaries of the district must be changed after each census if the population changes. This is called redistricting (drawing new district boundaries).
What is gerrymandering why is it illegal?
Gerrymandering is not illegal. It is drawing districts to give your party an edge. For example, there are four districts, you draw them so that there is only one Democrat district and three Republican. It is not illegal as long as the districts are compact, hold about the same amount of people in each, and are connected. The districts are redrawn in every year ending in a 2, after the census is taken. They must be approved by the governor and court.
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What is drawing of district lines for political advantage?
The practice of drawing district lines to gain political advantage is called?
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