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<ul><li>1.Redistricting 101 presented by Mike Dean, Common Cause Minnesota</li></ul> <p>2. Tonights conversation </p> <ul><li>What? </li></ul> <ul><li>When? </li></ul> <ul><li>Why? </li></ul> <ul><li>Who? </li></ul> <ul><li>How? </li></ul> <ul><li>Q &amp; A </li></ul> <p>3. What is redistricting? </p> <ul><li>Every 10 years (at least), after the census </li></ul> <ul><li>Redrawing of district lines to ensure one voter, one vote </li></ul> <ul><li>Sorts voters into groups, distributes political power, combines or divides communities </li></ul> <p>4. What is redistricting? 5. Tonights conversation </p> <ul><li>What? </li></ul> <ul><li>When? </li></ul> <ul><li>Why? </li></ul> <ul><li>Who? </li></ul> <ul><li>How? </li></ul> <ul><li>Q &amp; A </li></ul> <p>6. When does redistricting happen? April 1, 2010 December 31, 2010 January 10, 2011 April 1, 2011 May 23, 2011--- February 21, 2012 April 2, 2012 November 6 2012 Minnesota congressional and legislative lines drawn Census count to President Apportionment to U.S. House Redistricting data to states Census Day Precincts and city wards Election Day. End of legislative session 7. Tonights conversation </p> <ul><li>What? </li></ul> <ul><li>When? </li></ul> <ul><li>Why? </li></ul> <ul><li>Who? </li></ul> <ul><li>How? </li></ul> <ul><li>Q &amp; A </li></ul> <p>8. </p> <ul><li>If you care about representation, and you care about political power,</li></ul> <ul><li>then you care about redistricting. </li></ul> <p>Why does redistricting matter? should 9. Why does redistricting matter? </p> <ul><li>Politicians choosing their voters </li></ul> <ul><li>Eliminating incumbents or challengers </li></ul> <ul><li>Diluting minority votes and splitting up communities </li></ul> <p>Barack Obamas house 10. Why does redistricting matter? 11. Tonights conversation </p> <ul><li>What? </li></ul> <ul><li>When? </li></ul> <ul><li>Why? </li></ul> <ul><li>Who? </li></ul> <ul><li>How? </li></ul> <ul><li>Q &amp; A </li></ul> <p>12. </p> <ul><li>In most states, including Minnesota, the state legislature draws their own and congressional district lines</li></ul> <ul><li>Some states have advisory commissions to suggest lines, backup commissions in case legislature cant draw the lines, or political or independent commissions which draw all the lines. </li></ul> <p>Who draws the lines? 13. Tonights conversation </p> <ul><li>What? </li></ul> <ul><li>When? </li></ul> <ul><li>Why? </li></ul> <ul><li>Who? </li></ul> <ul><li>How? </li></ul> <ul><li>Q &amp; A </li></ul> <p>14. Senate Assembly Not nested Nested Nesting 15. </p> <ul><li>Concerns the appearance of the district (or how close people live to each other) </li></ul> <p>Compactness 16. </p> <ul><li>All parts of the district are adjacent to each other </li></ul> <p>Contiguity 17. </p> <ul><li>Follow county / city / town / ward lines </li></ul> <ul><li>But may split populations in strange ways </li></ul> <p>Political Boundaries 18. Cracking Packing Minority Representation 19. </p> <ul><li>Social interests </li></ul> <ul><li>Cultural interests </li></ul> <ul><li>Racial / ethnic interests </li></ul> <ul><li>Economic / trade interests</li></ul> <ul><li>Geographic interests </li></ul> <ul><li>Communication and transportation networks </li></ul> <ul><li>Media markets </li></ul> <ul><li>Urban and rural interests </li></ul> <ul><li>Occupations and lifestyles </li></ul> <p>Communities of Interest 20. </p> <ul><li>Two primary models: </li></ul> <ul><li>Prohibition on undue favoritism </li></ul> <ul><li>Affirmatively encourage competition </li></ul> <p>Partisanship and competition 21. </p> <ul><li>Politicians choosing their voters </li></ul> <ul><li>Incumbent neutrality </li></ul> <ul><li>Equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans </li></ul> <p>2000 2002 Remember: Competition can take different forms Barack Obamas house 22. Current Criteria in Minnesota </p> <ul><li>Population equality </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>No deviation for Congressional districts </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>2% maximum for Legislative districts </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Minority rights </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Increase minority representation when possible </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Compactness </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>General requirement, not defined or well enforced </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Competition </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>No rules </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Statewide partisan balance </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>No rules </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Preserving political boundaries </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Should be done when possible </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Communities of interest </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Should be preserved; not pre-defined </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Nesting </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>House districts must be nested in Senate districts </li></ul></li></ul> <p>23. Tonights conversation </p> <ul><li>What? </li></ul> <ul><li>When? </li></ul> <ul><li>Why? </li></ul> <ul><li>Who? </li></ul> <ul><li>How? </li></ul> <ul><li>Q &amp; A </li></ul> <p>24. Thank you! </p>