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View Diary: Did Gerrymandering Cost Dems the House? A 34-State Look at Alternative Nonpartisan Maps Suggests Yes (161 comments)

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  •  Very good work. (5+ / 0-)

    Though I must say I get ruffled whenever people talk about NJ redistricting.  I know Dems lost, but it isn't that bad.  Rosenthal chose a Republican redistricting map in 1991 for Congress and the state legislature, making way for a GOP surge in the '91 and '93 elections.  And the 80's maps weren't much better.  Jim Saxton used to have a district in northeast Jersey that snaked across the border with NY and included Jersey City.  The real problem is incumbency.  In open seat scenarios, we ought to pick up the 3rd and 2nd.

    But you did do well in your NJ map.  Very well.

    Also, I think AZ-01 should have all of Coconino County plus that largely Native American precinct that crosses into the county just west of Coconino.

    "It is the stillest words that bring on the storm. Thoughts that come on doves' feet guide the world." -Nietzche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    by KingofSpades on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 12:48:35 PM PDT

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