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Unformatted text preview: Redistricting, Reapportionment, and the Republican Surge in the 1990s Redistricting, Reapportionment, and the Republican Surge in the 1990s POLI 363: Southern Politics Fall 2009 November 25, 2009 Redistricting, Reapportionment, and the Republican Surge in the 1990s Outline 1 Redistricting and Reapportionment The logic An unlikely coalition The growth of southern Republicanism Neutralizing Democratic incumbency 2 The Southern Transformation An overview Lingering questions. . . Redistricting, Reapportionment, and the Republican Surge in the 1990s Three Main Causes of the Southern Transformation 1 Realignments and critical elections (1932, 1964, 1980) 2 Redistricting and new representation 3 Ideological changes and shifts in congressional voting patterns Redistricting, Reapportionment, and the Republican Surge in the 1990s Redistricting and Reapportionment The logic Republican challenge How to translate the partys presidential strength from the 1980-1988 elections into congressional strength? How did the Republican advances emerge in the South after a century of Democratic domination? 1 Grassroots Reagan realignment 2 Congressional redistricting 3 Republican effort to promote quality challengers Redistricting, Reapportionment, and the Republican Surge in the 1990s...
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