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Fun fact:

In 1921 president Warren Harding welcomed Marie Curie to the White House, and presented to her the entirety of (at the time) United States production of radium. 1 gram.

ONE GRAM OF RADIUM handed directly from the president to Marie Curie. Today you probably couldn't get 1 gram of radium within 10 miles of the White House.

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"Does federal or state law mandate residency in a district?"

No. The US Constitution prescribes the requirements for congressmen and says only that they must be electors of the state.

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"Most, but not all, are due to redistricting. And most still live very closely adjacent to at least part of their districts."

Ok. I can see that, and it's hard to fault them for it.

"There's a congressman in California whose first race was for a district hundreds of mes away from his residence."

How does that happen?

Does federal or state law mandate residency in a district?

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Most, but not all, are due to redistricting. And most still live very closely adjacent to at least part of their districts. There's a congressman in California whose first race was for a district hundreds of mes away from his residence.

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Q: are some of these cases of long-time reps who found their homes dislocated from their districts due to redistricting?

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Fun fact: At least 20 members of Congress reside outside the districts they represent.

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Interestingly enough; less than .03% is also the amount of actual usable brain by a certain fora poster from the west.

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Fun Fact: Less that 0.3% of the world's water is found in rivers and lakes.

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I'd be even happier if she were doing me extremely well.

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You will all be happy to hear she is doing extremely well.

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