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Under the bill, H.R. 278, states would have to hand over the task of redistricting to an independent commission that emphasizes geographical contiguity and compactness of districts. Current districts are often contorted to collect certain voters into a single district.
Number (2) appears to be faulty. It only claims that the Feds can tell the States how many representatives they get. That's never been a problem.
(1) the authority granted to Congress under article I, section 4 of the Constitution of the United States gives Congress the power to enact laws governing the time, place, and manner of elections for Members of the House of Representatives; and (2) the authority granted to Congress under section 5 of the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution gives Congress the power to enact laws to enforce section 2 of such amendment, which requires Representatives to be apportioned among the several States according to their number.
a State apportionment notice, the Election Assistance Commission shall make a payment to the State in an amount equal to the product of—
(1) the number of Representatives to which the State is entitled, as provided under the notice; and