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|Alexander calls shots on redistricting|
The special legislative session to deal with redistricting won't convene until March, but already there are signs it will evolve into a contentious affair to draw the state's congressional districts to conform with the findings of the 2010 Census.
Besides drawing their own legislative districts, state lawmakers are responsible for crafting congressional districts as well. It's a thankless task.
At the heart of the redistricting flap is the U.S. Census Bureau's count of the number of people residing in the United States. It occurs every 10 years.
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