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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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    Lancaster and York counties must be separate from each other. This is similar to the "keep Bucks County whole" rule.  

    •  They mostly are, in fact I painstakingly kept (1+ / 0-)
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      Englishlefty

      York and Lancaster proper separate themselves. Bucks is at least in a corner where it's easy to keep whole; I'd imagine if it were in the center of the state that rule might fly out the window and Lancaster and York are more or less in the population center of the state, district wise.

      Try drawing it yourself though and you'll find that at least one element of CoI has to be broken in southeast Pennsylvania. Though I do certainly intend on redrawing it at some point, but still. It's hard to keep the counties separate and it's hard to attach Reading to anything else that seems logical.

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