New census information every 10 years allows for an update in how the 435 seats of the U.S. House of Representatives are apportioned in each state.

The size of each state’s congressional delegation determines its representation in the Electoral College, the body that elects the president of the United States.

Census information can also lead to the redrawing of a state’s political districts. Because of California’s checkered history with gerrymandering—the behind-closed-doors manipulation ...

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