In politics, representation describes how political power is given from a large group for a certain time period in the hands of a comparatively small group of its members. Representation usually refers to representative democracies, where elected officials (so-called representatives) nominally speak for their electors in the legislature. Generally, only citizens have representation in the government in the form of voting rights.
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- Breakdown of Federal Highway Spending, State by State
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- Analysis of reapportionment after the 1990 US census, from an Arizona State University website