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« on: March 18, 2011, 11:22:25 pm »
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By that I mean in a way similar to how California does it. In California, you can tell where a district is by its number (ie 40s and 50s probably in SD or OC, single digits in northern CA and bay area). With 36 districts, that's to the point where one has so many districts that a way to organize the districts is probably needed. This is especially because they are gaining, on average, 2-3 seats every ten years.
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2011, 12:28:30 am »
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No. I hate districts changing numbers.
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2011, 05:15:13 pm »
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Texas's numbering system is basically (well, before 2003 anyway) based on when the district was created and where.  Districts basically keep the same numbering as they go along, which is why it jumps all over the place.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2011, 04:32:51 am »
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Has anyone actually tried a hypothetical revision of the numbers?  Perhaps by going west-to-east.  El Paso will always have #1,but other than that it's a crap shoot.  And being strongly attached to a number is somewhat absurd anyway.
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2011, 12:41:56 pm »
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I've thought myself. It's pretty annoying that way, so is Pennsylvania.

New York does this pretty well at least.
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2011, 06:46:19 pm »
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I've thought myself. It's pretty annoying that way, so is Pennsylvania.

New York does this pretty well at least.

I always get the districts in Maine reversed.  Why don't they start in the borth like California?
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2011, 10:39:45 pm »
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I always found New Hampshire to be odd, rather than Maine.

Pennsylvania is pretty easy to figure out even though it jumps around a bit.
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2011, 11:00:08 pm »
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If you want to talk about odd numbering schemes, let's look at Nebraska. Three districts, and the first is the one in the middle! Who would have guessed that?

Anyway, I think all states should number their districts geographically, simply because it makes it easier to determine where in a state a given district is.
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2011, 12:38:08 am »
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I do agree though it'd be better to just give them names like basically every other country in the world instead of just numbering them.
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2011, 12:44:53 am »
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Names would be better, but if not the numbers should at least go in the correct order around the state.
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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2011, 01:02:23 am »
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Texas can't be well numbered, and needs a legitimate naming system.
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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2011, 02:16:00 am »
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Texas can't be well numbered, and needs a legitimate naming system.
But wouldn't you get 25 districts wanting to use the name "tumbleweed"?
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