I was going to write a post to ask if anyone knew of any great resources on the history of and constitutional restrictions on multi-member legislative districts in the United States. Before I could, however, I ran across this, which appears to be a rundown of everything I wanted to know. So if it’s a subject that interests you, have at it.


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2 Responses to History Lesson: Multimember Districting

  1. Mike Hunt says:

    Thanks for that link. That stuff is pretty interesting.

    Can I ask what spurred your interest? Intellectual curiosity? Is there a big redistricting battle in your state? It is part of your novel?

  2. trumwill says:

    I’m impressed that someone actually read it.

    It’s for a novel. I have a fictitious state in mind with a distinct form of government set up to handle some of its cultural peculiarities. It involves multi-member districts, which I vaguely remembered being called unconstitutional at some point and yet one of the states I lived in had them. So I needed to look in to when they are permissible and when they are not. It was harder to find than I had anticipated. I had about given up for the night when I ran across this great write-up.

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