BY NATHANIEL HERZ
Every 10 years, each state must redraw the boundaries between its legislative and congressional districts. That’s to account for population changes reflected in the U.S. Census. New York is currently mired in the process, which is known as redistricting.
Sasha Chavkin is a reporting fellow for the New York World, a new website that reports on city and state government from Columbia Journalism School. He says that there’s a lot riding on the drawing of the maps.