Redistricting question

Discussion in 'Nominations' started by Boozebin, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Boozebin

    Boozebin Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    647
    Likes Received:
    313
    Appointments made for candidates whose Representative changes as a result of redistricting are considered as part of the new members allocation. My question is around the timing of such and how it affects nominations. I’ll use Colorado as our example since I live here. Colorado is neither losing of gaining any districts so they are just “moving the lines” around. The plan is to have it all hashed out and approved by the Supreme Court by Dec 14 2011. I’m assuming it will take affect Jan 1 2012 if that’s the case would it affect the nominations for Class of ’16 or Class of ’17? For instance let’s say after redistricting District 5 got smaller and one of their past allocations (still at the AFA lets say C3C) now falls under District 6 and District 6 end up with 5 allocations at the AFA (had all 5 last year was expecting the C1C to grad and have an open slot this year). They shouldn’t be allowed a nomination this year, correct? Would the Representative even submit a slate knowing this may happen? How do the Academies account for the reallocations of allotted slots that late in the process? And who tracks the allocations Congress or the individual academies?

    I’m sure this has happened in the past (i.e. 2001, 1991, etc) but I can’t find any questions on the forum about this and how it’s handled.
     
  2. MemberLG

    MemberLG Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Messages:
    2,807
    Likes Received:
    444
    My guess is it will only affect nominations for next year, not the current year.

    Not exactly the same, but when a Congressman/Senator loses the election they can still make nominations and their replacement cannot overturne the decision. There is an urban legend of a Congressional district nominating no one as when the Congressman lost the re-election, he shut the office down. . .
     
  3. Mongo

    Mongo Banned

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1,444
    Likes Received:
    0
    For the AFA. The other SAs are the same:
     
  4. Boozebin

    Boozebin Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    647
    Likes Received:
    313
    Thanks for the answers guys…

    MemberLG I’ve never heard that one before I wonder if someone would even think of doing that. :eek:

    And Mogo thanks for the US Code that corresponds to my question. :thumb: For the life of me I couldn’t find an answer no matter how much I searched. It’s interesting that this is the one exception to the rule of 5 per SA and that redistricting can temporally increase to the districts allocations until that cadet makes it through. And most importantly it doesn’t have an effect to all the potentials in that district. :yay:
     

Share This Page