What is a reapportionment?

What is a reapportionment? Here are some definitions.

  1. The act of reapportioning; a second or subsequent apportionment.
  2. (politics) Reassignment of representation in a legislature, especially of U.S. House of Representative seats, in accord with changes in the census population determination.
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Pursuant to the reapportionment following the 2010 census, New England collectively has 33 electoral votes.
Sue the local Board of Elections to enjoin use of any existing reapportionment plan and seek the assistance of a federal three-judge panel to draw a new, interim map.
It is a product of revolutionary reform, adopted in 1967 by a newly reapportioned Legislature elected under a reapportionment plan imposed by order of the federal court.
New York State lost two House seats in the 2011 congressional reapportionment, secondary to relatively slow growth when compared to the rest of the United States.
In the dawn Parr hobbled down the line of yawning porters, checking the reapportionment of burdens.
The Constitution requires that reapportionment or redistricting take place every ten years to offset population changes.

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