Under the single-member district arrangement, the voter’s in each district elect one of the State’s representatives.
Redistricting is process of setting up new district lines after reapportionment
State legislatures set up congressional districts
The average population size of each of the 435 districts is 646,696.
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Gerrymandering/Malapportionment Gerrymandering : district boundaries drawn to gain an advantage in elections Packing : drawing district lines to include as much of opposing part’s voters as possible Cracking : dividing opponent’s voters into other districts to weaken opponent’s voter base Supreme Court ruled districts must be compact & contiguous Malapportionment: Political districts unequal in population. Wesberry v. Sanders: “One person, one vote”