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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/ 9/2010

Census wisely explains reapportionment

By Ed O'Keefe

The U.S. Census Bureau is just days away from releasing data from the decennial census, a release that leads to the politically contentious issue of Congressional reapportionment.

The forthcoming demographic data dump will be "the largest in mankind," Census Bureau Director Robert Groves told reporters and editors of The Washington Post this week.

The video above explains the basics of the reapportionment process and how government officials will use the Census information to get the process started. Though the video is quick and to the point, the process of redrawing Congressional district will be anything but.

For more on the Congressional reapportionment process, check out The Fix's fantastic recurring series of reports, "Mapping the Future."

By Ed O'Keefe  | December 9, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
Categories:  Census  
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Comments

It will be interesting to see which states gain, and which lose, House seats. Then, it will be interesting to see how each state's districting procedures work to re-align district boundaries.
I am especially looking forward to California's redistricting, since we have, symbolically at least, removed partisan interests from the process.

Posted by: OldUncleTom | December 9, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

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