How did you split Ingham up, exactly? I'm curious what district I'd've ended up in.
Your wish is my command - of course! I did the map zoom in aerial format, the better to assist you. Cheers.
Ugh, that's grotesque; well done! Yeah, the horridness of city/township boundaries in Michigan can hardly be overstated, and is one of the reasons I assisted in the anti-BigSkyBob shouting match earlier in this thread; the notion that counties, cities, townships, and whatnot actually correspond to anything meaningful is quite demonstrably false in the case of Michigan. If I'm reading the map correctly, it looks like I'd be in a completely different CD from two of my best friends who live literally across the street from campus. Another friend of mine, who lives with his wife in DeWitt and commutes from there, would be in still a third district. Brilliant!
It looks like those random patches of blue are indeed parkland.
You might have Snyder to thank for the boundaries ending up where they are. There's certainly things to complain about, but he actually seems set on governing Michigan from the center-right, which is an awkward place to be with the Michigan GOP so far to the right. He was going to be tested with the homophobic "anti-"bullying bill that was going to be passed, but thankfully the State Senate made it more reasonable; perhaps this
will be the next test.