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Scott AngellGOVT 230610thJune 2018Reflective Writing:Texas Legislative Branch, Redistricting, Campaigns and Elections underFederalismPrompt:In your own opinion, is re-redistricting, before the decennial census, a crime, based onstatutory and constitutional law? Or, given the nature and number of state level elections, acrossa wide geography made up of an extremely demographically heterogenous population, make itdemocratically necessary that re-mapping between census’s be a reserved power of the states, inorder to maximize representative democracy. How could the remapping of Texas be applied toexample and explain the state's Don't Mess With Texas, age old attitude, and individualisticpolitical culture.The prompt above provides a wide range of beliefs and views of what is right and wrongin regards to these issues from person to person. Prior to jumping into the question, it isnecessary to have a true understanding of all the issues touched on above. First and foremost, itis necessary to point out that the United States has a very convoluted government set up. Thereare the three branches of government; legislative, executive and judicial. The legislative branchis divided into the House of Representatives and the Senate. Both the representatives for thehouse and the senate must be elected through a voting process. These three branches areclassified as the federal government. At the state level, there are elections for the Governor ofeach state, as well as the legislature for every state. There are also local level elections forcounties, cities, townships, etc. The decennial census is a census taken every 10 years thatrecords the population of the country at a national, state and local level. The census is key to

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