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« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2011, 11:02:10 pm »
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They ought to draw a Western district, an Eastern district a Southern district, a Louisville district and then districts based around the Cincinnati suburbs and Lexington&etc respective made up from whatever else is left. Not in the interests of either party to draw that map, so it won't happen. Alas.
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« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2011, 11:03:11 pm »
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They ought to draw a Western district, an Eastern district a Southern district, a Louisville district and then districts based around the Cincinnati suburbs and Lexington&etc respective made up from whatever else is left. Not in the interests of either party to draw that map, so it won't happen. Alas.

Isn't that basically the current map?
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« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2011, 11:07:35 pm »
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They ought to draw a Western district, an Eastern district a Southern district, a Louisville district and then districts based around the Cincinnati suburbs and Lexington&etc respective made up from whatever else is left. Not in the interests of either party to draw that map, so it won't happen. Alas.

Isn't that basically the current map?

Oh no, not at all. Have a closer look:



It's not a gerrymander, but it's completely illogical.
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« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2011, 11:09:09 pm »
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Ah, I never noticed that weird appendage in the first.
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« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2011, 12:25:51 am »
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Ah, I never noticed that weird appendage in the first.
It wraps around Bowling Green.  There are probably more people in Bowling Green than in the area to its east.  KY-1 also just barely comes up to Owensboro.  I suspect you might have ended up splitting either city.  Since KY-1 needs some more population, it might make sense to take Owensboro this time, and switch the area east of Bowling Green to KY-2.
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« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2011, 10:19:40 am »
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Yeah, the logical thing to do would be to draw a district based on Bowling Green to an extent.
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« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2011, 12:08:11 pm »
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Here's what I came up with yesterday.

Given the split redistricting control, I made very minor changes.

Basically, KY-02 trades out parts of 2 Paul counties (Scott and Lincoln) for 2 Conway counties (Bath and Montgomery).


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« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2011, 12:14:56 pm »
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I don't think KY 2000 was a GOP gerrymander or even an incumbent gerrymander.
It preserved the 1990 map, which I'm not sure who drew it and how it was intended, but which certainly functioned as a GOP gerrymander from 94 on (until Chandler captured the sixth and dug in. Counting the continued presence of a Blue Dog in the 4th as an accident.) It splits the Dems' coal country strongholds.
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« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2011, 12:25:59 pm »
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It splits the Dems' [former] coal country strongholds.

Once upon a time, the coal mountain counties (Dem) dominated those mountain counties without (GOP). Those days are just so yesterday.
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« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2011, 12:28:12 pm »
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It's not just that. The southern end of coal country has swung really, really, heavily to the GOP over the last decade. Like, really heavily. Like they've rediscovered their submerged GOP roots after 70 years.
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« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2011, 01:42:26 pm »
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It's not just that. The southern end of coal country has swung really, really, heavily to the GOP over the last decade. Like, really heavily. Like they've rediscovered their submerged GOP roots after 70 years.

Have they swung nearly as strong in House/Senate races?
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« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2011, 06:17:23 pm »
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There's still enough Dem-friendly territory to constitute a non-Louisville district. The question is whether Chandler would *want* a safer district, given his conservadem tendencies.
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« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2011, 09:27:32 pm »
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I don't think Chandler would have to worry much about a challenge from the left. From what I can tell, most KY Democrats are still more conservative than the national party.
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« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2011, 09:40:37 pm »
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This is probably the safest Democratic district that could be drawn (outside of Louisville).

Actually, neither Hal Rogers nor Geoff Davis would live in that district. If the Legislature draws an incumbent-protection plan, we could see a district that looks like this for Chandler.


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« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2011, 10:17:35 pm »
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Why would the GOP agree to help Chandler?  None of their Reps. are in any danger.  If I were them I'd just argue for status quo and/or compactness. 
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« Reply #40 on: April 24, 2011, 10:38:54 pm »
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I was just putting that out there. I'm expecting a pretty status quo map.
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« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2011, 01:44:21 pm »
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« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2011, 02:14:56 pm »
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Nice Dem Gerry there.  Smiley
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« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2011, 03:19:47 am »
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Nice Dem Gerry there.  Smiley
Yep - the Green district was drawn as a max R pack based on the 1996 results map.



Though *something somewhat like this map* is actually also what makes the most CoI sense... I'll need to find some better solution for the red district and especially for Fort Knox / Elizabethtown. There's a few too many people west of Frankfort (which I feel belongs with Lexington) and the Cinci burbs and a few too few to the east...
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« Reply #44 on: October 26, 2011, 05:23:32 pm »
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Its sounds like the Legislature may actually pass an incumbent-protection map.
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« Reply #45 on: October 26, 2011, 08:11:16 pm »
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Last time, Republicans were trying to get Oldham County moved into the 3rd to help Anne Northup.  After Ken Lucas won relatively big in 1998, it was assumed  that he was pretty safe.  Only after Don Bell ran closer than expected in 2000 did Republicans think that they could get the 4th back.
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« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2011, 06:41:59 pm »
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Kentucky House Dems have proposed a map:

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« Reply #47 on: November 15, 2011, 09:39:05 pm »
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« Reply #48 on: November 15, 2011, 09:58:41 pm »
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...I don't get it.
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« Reply #49 on: November 15, 2011, 10:00:51 pm »
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...I don't get it.

At a quick glance, it makes Chandler ever-so-slightly safer. It also makes the Whitfield and Rogers districts somewhat easier to target in the event of retirement and/or death.
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