Legislation, Presidential & Congressional Politics/Congressional districts


Why does the amount of congressional districts in a state depend on the amount of representatives in the house?

By law, members of the House of Representatives are elected from single-member districts. Thus the number of districts is equal to the number of representatives automatically.

The Constitution would allow larger districts with two or more representatives from each district, but Congress has used its authority to prohibit that possibility.

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John C. Berg


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Political activist for 40 years, currently working on the Ralph Nader presidential campaign. Professor of political science for 26 years.

American Association of Political Consultants, American Political Science Association, International Political Science Association, Caucus for a New Political Science, International Political Science Association, National Society for Experiential Education

Polity, Policy Studies Journal, Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Journal, author of Unequal Struggle: Class, Gender, Race, and Power in the US Congress (Westview Press, 1994).

PhD Harvard University 1975
MA Harvard University 1973
BA with Honors University of Wisconsin 1964

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