American Political InstitutionsPolitics and history
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#1 Research the “Texas Redistricting Plan” of 2002 orchestrated by then House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. First, what is the process known as ‘redistricting’ and why and how is it important in our politics? Second, what was so unusual and controversial about the redistricting plan in Texas? Third, what was the impact of the final plan from the standpoint of Republican political power in the US Congress? Do you believe that this example of a “re-redistricting” represents smart politics, or a form of political corruption? Explain why. Finally, where is Tom Delay now?