Yoyo's post got me looking around. Nebraska's Gopper controlled congress was not at all happy about losing the Omaha district to the other side for the first time since it became possible. There were movements to abolish allowing electoral votes to be split. But they of course realized the best way was to just redistrict. You can switch between the 2010 and 2012 district borders. And guess who mostly lives in Bellevue?
Correct me if I am wrong - but for local elections of city consuls thru state senators - districts change due to varying reasons.
example would be - new construction. A district can see 5,000 new homes being built in say with in an election period of 4 years , means a potential of 10,000 new voters in that district -vs- that other candidate who just lost 10,000 voters moving to new homes to another district.
The other example would be ; Social change = means a affluent hood could change over time to be come a (slum) of the world thingy which most slums don't vote = more lost votes.
Really the intent is to make the voting field a level one for all candidates - > just how they draw these lines is the BIG question ?
Simply if I were a candidate running for State Senate to represent very well affluent hoods with high voter turn outs - then they chop that in half and give that part of my district to my - opposing candidate <-- I would be seriously pissed off.
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