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« Reply #75 on: March 17, 2012, 04:33:02 am »
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I was planning to do that one last of the six remaining states east of the Mississippi, actually. IL-MI-WI-GA-AL-MS-LA-then-north-to-MN is sort of the schedule.

Meanwhile, fulltime work also has me back, so this won't proceed at quite the speed it has gone.
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« Reply #76 on: September 16, 2012, 09:08:21 am »
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Heh. When I abandoned this about a week after the last post, I had Illinois mostly done and Michigan outside the Detroit Metro provisionally done. But I deleted the files sometime during the summer. Sad



Alabama. 48 districts.
Race figure is White-Black.

1 Mobile E 101554, 24-73, 81.2 Obama
2 Mobile (City) W 101134, 59-33, 58.8 McCain. You could draw two Black Majority VAP districts in Mobile, splitting SE-NW. But it's not particularly CoIffic. (Though I did pretty much draw as many Black districts as semi-reasonably possible everywhere else in the state. And I jigged them to get them all over 50% VAP, which explains the strange things I did about Montgomery.)
3 Mobile S 99581, 79-13, 75.3 McCain
4 Mobile N - Washington 104345, 71-22, 66.1 McCain
5 Baldwin N - Creola 103675, 79-15, 73.9 McCain
6 Baldwin S 102549, 86, 76.5 McCain

7 Escambia - Covington - Geneva 102874, 76-19, 74.2 McCain
8 Houston 101547, 69-26, 70.2 McCain
9 Coffee - Dale 100199, 72-18, 73.1 McCain

10 Barbour - Henry - Macon - Bullock - Pike E 103589, 43-52, 57.2 Obama. This is like, 50.01 or so on VAP. Best I could do without splitting the main town of Troy.
11 Montgomery S - Lowndes - Crenshaw - Butler NE - Pike W 103030, 34-61, 63.7 Obama
12 Montgomery E 102964, 60-32, 63.9 McCain
13 Montgomery W - Autauga (bulk of) 98626, 37-57, 67.6 Obama
Yeah, a White and a Black urban Montgomery district was just so Black and so near districts where I could use a few more Blacks... and I also had an issue of what to do with Autauga, so...
14 Dallas - Wilcox - Monroe - Conecuh - Butler SW 100618, 41-57, 57.6 Obama
15 Elmore - Autauga E 102386, 77-18, 77.0 McCain

16 Auburn - Opelika 96883, 65-26, 54.9 McCain
17 Russell - Lee E 96311, 65-29, 57.4 McCain

18 Coosa - Tallapoosa - Chambers - S Randolph 98537, 65-32, 61.3 McCain
19 Talladega - Clay 96223, 67-29, 61.3 McCain
20 Anniston 99096, 71-23, 63.0 McCain
21 Cleburne - Cherokee - S DeKalb - N Randolph - E Calhoun 107483, 87, 76.5 McCain
22 Jackson - N DeKalb 89036, 87, 70.9 McCain
DeKalb County has just four precincts of ~17k people each. Imagine the northern one split.
23 Etowah 104430, 79-15, 68.6 McCain

24 Huntsville E - SE Madison 104564, 81-11, 71.0 McCain
25 Huntsville W 102704, 35-52, 72.0 Obama. Includes the majority-White-but-rather-mixed suburb of Clarksdale because anywhere else in Huntsville was lilywhite.
26 Madison W - Limestone SE 98348, 70-19, 64.3 McCain
27 Madison N - Limestone N 81-11, 71.0 McCain. Location of the Blacks and the Arsenal forced this (well this or a very ugly split of Madison town.)
28 Lauderdale - Limestone SW 102246, 85-10, 63.6 McCain

29 Lawrence - Colbert - Morgan SW 98717, 80-13, 62.8 McCain. These two districts are still Democratic-leaning on the "average" figure.
30 Decatur 98054, 74-14, 69.8 McCain
31 Marshall - Morgan E 104505, 85-11 Hispanic(!), 77.9 McCain
Only >10% Hispanic district in Alabama.
32 Lamar - Marion - Franklin - Winston 101528, 88, 75.7 McCain

33 Walker - Fayette - Tuscaloosa NW 96725, 90, 74.1 McCain
34 Tuscaloosa (County) E (- City N) 97276, 82-12, 72.5 McCain
35 Tuscaloosa S - Hale 100679, 42-54, 61.8 Obama
36 Pickens - Greene - Sumter - Marengo - Choctaw - Clarke 103273, 46-52, 53.9 Obama. 50.3% on VAP, and that's with no split counties.

Here we get to a problem... a number of oversized districts so far. Jefferson County is just a tad too small to even theoretically wholly house seven districts, so I had to extend one out into the surrounding counties, where, alas, districts wouldn't have been oversized even without that, and had to balance them all rather finely.
37 Bibb - Perry - Chilton - S Shelby 95145, 72-21, 66.9 McCain
38 C Shelby 96928, 77-12, 74.9 McCain
39 N Shelby - S Saint Clair 94705, 86, 79.9 McCain
40 Saint Clair - S Blount 95207, 87, 82.2 McCain
41 Cullman - N Blount 95811, 92, 82.0 McCain



42 NW Jefferson - SW Blount 96874, 89, 84.1 McCain
43 E Jefferson, 96029, 82-12, 74.8 McCain
44 Birmingham NE - Center Point 95239, 30-64, 68.0 Obama
45 Birmingham C - Forestdale 94810, 27-69, 81.1 Obama
46 Birmingham S - Homewood 98645, 32-60, 79.0 Obama
47 Bessemer 97565, 36-59, 66.0 Obama
48 Hoover 95063, 73-14, 70.6 McCain
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« Reply #77 on: September 16, 2012, 06:03:18 pm »
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Going to work on Oregon with 37 districts. It'll be a little more liberal with 20% population deviation, as ridings are done in Canada.
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« Reply #78 on: September 17, 2012, 09:38:58 am »
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Aw, please stick to "the rules". Sad Increasing deviation for more reasonable districts is such a cowardly, moderate thing to do.

'nyways, Georgia. 97 districts. This is kinda clockwise from west of Atlanta, with the heart of the metro at the end.



1 Carroll (bulk of) 100672, 72 w, 18 b, 65.6 McCain
2 E Paulding 97697, 72 w, 19 b, 66.1 McCain
3 W Paulding - Haralson - E Polk - Temple (that's the bit in Carroll) 100321, 84 w, 10 b, 74.4 McCain
4 S Floyd - W Polk 98266, 70 w, 15 b, 12 h, 65.9 McCain
5 S Walker - Dade - Chattooga - N Floyd 99300, 88 w, 72.4 McCain
6 Catoosa - N Walker, 98513, 92 w, 74.0 McCain

7 Whitfield, 102599, 62 w, 32 h, 69.5 McCain. Dalton is an industrial city, home to a specialized industry - wall-to-wall carpets - and that's where the Mexicans work.
8 Bartow, 100157, 80 w, 10 b, 72.1 McCain

9 S Cherokee (Woodstock), 103353, 78 w, 11 h, 72.7 McCain
10 N Cherokee (Canton), 101960, 83 w, 77.5 McCain
11 Dawson - N Forsyth - E Pickens - NE Cherokee 101757, 89 w, 80.0 McCain
12 S Forsyth, 103221, 77 w, 77.0 McCain
13 N Hall - E Forsyth 102919, 73 w, 20 h, 79.6 McCain
14 S Hall 99917, 59 w, 29 h, 72.4 McCain
15 Gordon - Murray - W Pickens 102989, 83 w, 13 h, 74.6 McCain

16 Fannin - Gilmer - Lumpkin - Union 103296, 93 w, 75.0 McCain
17 Rabun - Habersham - White - Towns 96932, 87 w, 77.2 McCain

18 Franklin - Elbert - Banks - Stephens (and a slice of Jackson) 103424, 83 w, 11 b, 72.9 McCain
19 Jackson - N Barrow 101668, 80 w, 75.7 McCain
20 Walton - S Barrow 100395, 77 w, 15 b, 74.7 McCain

21 Clarke (bulk of) 97659, 56 w, 27 b, 11 h, 66.3 Obama
22 Elbert - Madison - Lincoln - Wilkes (bulk of) - Oglethorpe - E Clarke 96657, 73 w, 21 b, 60.0 McCain. Slight mess-up of the numbering scheme here, as I just notice...
23 Newton 99958, 52 w, 40 b, 50.3 Obama. Won't be majority White for long.
24 Oconee - Morgan - Putnam - Jasper - N Jones - W Greene 99165, 76 w, 17 b, 68.0 McCain
25 Laurens - Johnson - Wilkinson - Twiggs - S Jones 97795, 62 w, 34 b, 58.9 McCain
26 Baldwin - Hancock - Taliaferro - E Greene - S Wilkes - S Jefferson 102187, 51 b, 44 w, 58.1 Obama. Failed to get this over 50% VAP.
27 W Columbia - McDuffie - Warren - Glascock - N Jefferson 101255, 65 w, 26 b, 64.7 McCain
28 N Augusta - Martinez 99198, 72 w, 17 b, 66.5 McCain
29 S Augusta 97589, 62 b, 30 w, 76.3 Obama
30 S Richmond - Burke - Jenkins 96472, 54 b, 40 w, 62.7 Obama

31 Emanuel - Candler - Toombs - Tattnall - Evans 97339, 61 w, 28 b, 66.4 McCain

32 Bulloch - Screven - N Effingham - N Bryan (portion north of Fort Stewart) 99144, 66 w, 29 b, 59.7 McCain
33 N Chatham - S Effingham 98671, 70 w, 21 b, 68.9 McCain
34 Savannah (excluding White areas in the south) 102061, 66 b, 27 w, 84.5 Obama
35 S Chatham 95170, 71 w, 19 b, 59.7 McCain
36 Liberty - Bryan (bulk of) - Burroughs (the three Chatham precincts) 100828, 51 w, 34 b, 51.3 Obama

37 Appling - Wayne - Long - McIntosh - N Glynn 103854, 69 w, 21 b, 68.2 McCain
38 S Glynn - Camden 103417, 66 w, 25 b, 58.5 McCain

39 Ware - Charlton - Brantley - Pierce - Bacon 96748, 76 w, 19 b, 73.9 McCain

40 oof. 8 counties plus a bit of Lowndes. 100141, 69 w, 22 b, 66.8 McCain
41 Lowndes 102047, 54 w, 37 b, 52.7 McCain

42 Brooks - Colquitt - Thomas (bulk of) 101363, 58 w, 31 b, 60.7 McCain
43 Grady - Mitchell - Decatur - Seminole - Miller - NW Thomas 96303, 56 w, 37 b, 58.9 McCain

44 10 counties north and west of Albany 95300, 54 b, 39 w, 55.3 Obama. And yeah, Black VAP majority.
45 Dougherty - Baker 98016, 66 b, 30 w, 66.6 Obama
46 Lee - Worth - Tiff - Turner 100573, 65 w, 28 b, 68.6 McCain

47 6 counties around Jeff Davis so far avoided, S Dodge 102427, 63 w, 27 b, 65.9 McCain
48 5 counties west of that, N Dodge, S Houston 104155, 59 w, 36 b, 62.7 McCain
49 Warner Robins 103181, 59 w, 29 b, 58.3 McCain
50 W Bibb - Peach - W Houston 103338, 60 w, 31 b, 60.8 McCain. The bizarre shape of Crawford County means that this district is technically noncontiguous - though the DRA's tool for finding trapped precincts considers it contiguous.
51 Macon 101875, 66 b, 30 w, 73.0 Obama

52 Muscogee S - Chattahoochee 100991, 65 b, 23 w, 87.5 Obama
53 Muscogee N 100161, 66 w, 21 b, 61.4 McCain

54 seven county area north and east of Columbus 101330, 68 w, 27 b, 63.2 McCain
55 Troup - Heard - Meriwether 100870, 63 w, 31 b, 59.1 McCain



56 Monroe - Lamar - Butts - Pike - E Spalding 95006, 74 w, 22 b, 68.8 McCain
57 S Fayette - W Spalding 97135, 68 w, 24 b, 65.7 McCain
58 S Clayton - E Fayette 97239, 56 b, 30 w, 63.8 Obama. Area in Fayette is majority White but is "Blackest" part.
59 W Clayton (Riverdale) 96373, 74 b, 12 h, 90.6 Obama
60 N Clayton (Forest Park) 98367, 58 b, 19 h, 14 w, 82.6 Obama
61 Coweta (bulk of) 100552, 70 w, 20 b, 68.1 McCain
62 W Fayette - N Coweta - SW Douglas - Palmetto (the White bit in far southwest Fulton) 97992, 73 w, 16 b, 68.4 McCain
63 NE Douglas 101290, 45 b, 41 w, 59.5 Obama. Still plurality White VAP. For now.
64 S Fulton 104430, 86 b, 92.2 Obama
65 S Atlanta - East Point 97046, 81 b, 92.2 Obama
66 SE Atlanta 102014, 67 b, 24 w, 91.7 Obama
67 W Atlanta 104121, 93 b, 98.3 Obama
68 NC Atlanta 97007, 68 w, 15 b, 67.8 Obama
69 N Atlanta (- Sandy Springs S) 98916, 71 w, 12 h, 54.7 McCain
70 Roswell (bulk of - Sandy Springs N) 104078, 57 w, 19 b, 17 h, 50.3 McCain
71 Johns Creek (- Roswell E) 100879, 62 w, 19 Asian (yes), 10 b, 57.8 McCain
72 Alpharetta - Milton 104185, 70 w, 11 Asian, 62.5 McCain

73 Cobb NE ("Blackwells - Shallowford"?) 97281, 80 w, 64.2 McCain
74 Cobb E ("Vinings - Mount Bethel"?) 96336, 66 w, 17 b, 57.0 McCain
75 Cobb C (Marietta. Sorry for the precincts with noncontiguous bits, they follow the noncontiguous city boundary.) 99573, 35 w, 31 b, 28 h, 60.6 Obama
76 Cobb S (Smyrna) 101689, 46 w, 32 b, 16 h, 54.6 Obama
77 Cobb SW (Austell - Powder Springs) 95034, 51 b, 30 w, 15 h, 66.9 Obama. Not majority VAP, not that it matters.
78 Cobb W ("Red Rock - Lost Mountain"?) 95352, 77 w, 14 b, 70.7 McCain
79 Cobb N (Kennesaw - Acworth)102513, 61 w, 20 b, 11 h, 57.3 McCain

And we jump across to the other side of Atlanta...
80 Henry SE (McDonough) 104618, 61 w, 30 b, 60.1 McCain
81 Henry NW (Stockbridge - Hampton) 99304, 43 w, 43 b, 54.4 Obama. Plurality White (total population) by 31 persons on Census Day, but obviously not by today.

82 Rockdale (and a tiny angle into DeKalb to boost the Black plurality. Still no VAP majority... in 2010.) 100696, 53 b, 35 w, 59.3 Obama
83 DeKalb SE (Redon - Stone Mountain) 96083, 89 b, 95.1 Obama
84 DeKalb C ("Stockdale"?) 98650, 69 b, 14 w, 89.3 Obama
85 DeKalb S (Panthersville - Snapfinger. Beautiful place names.) 97950, 94 b, 97.8 Obama
86 DeKalb SW (East Atlanta - Gresham Park - Belvedere Park) 97203, 73 b, 22 w, 92.9 Obama
87 DeKalb W (Decatur - Druid Hills) 100716, 61 w, 17 h, 13 b, 71.8 Obama
88 DeKalb N (Dunwoody) 100961, 56 w, 21 h, 12 b, 10 a, 50.5 Obama
89 DeKalb NE (Tucker - Trickem. With Trickem being the Gwinnett bit.) 102129, 54 w, 18 h, 18 b, 53.5 Obama
90 Gwinnett W ("Lilburn - Norcross"?) 96779, 50 h, 22 b, 15 w, 11 a. Over 50 on total population. 67.8 Obama
91 Gwinnett WC ("McDaniel Farm Park"??) 101439, 34 h, 25 b, 22 w, 17 a, 61.4 Obama
92 Gwinnett NW (Duluth - Suwannee) 96233, 58 w, 18 a, 14 b, 61.6 McCain
93 Gwinnett N (Burford - Sugar Hill) 97675, 65 w, 13 h, 13 b, 69.7 McCain
94 Gwinnett E ("Dacula - Allendale"?) 100995, 58 w, 18 b, 14 a, 62.2 McCain
95 Gwinnett EC (Lawrenceville) 98300, 32 w, 30 b, 24 h, 11 a, 56.7 Obama
96 Gwinnett SC ("Five Forks - Snellville N"? This is a gerry and it shows.) 101694, 59 w, 20 b, 63.9 McCain
97 Gwinnett S ("Snellville S - Centerville"?) 94626, 45 b, 38 w, 10 h, 57.0 Obama
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« Reply #79 on: September 17, 2012, 12:21:16 pm »
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Going to work on Oregon with 37 districts. It'll be a little more liberal with 20% population deviation, as ridings are done in Canada.

We have 25% deviation. Some provincial commissions try and use 5%, while others like to use the 25% deviation quite liberally.
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« Reply #80 on: September 17, 2012, 06:33:33 pm »
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Going to work on Oregon with 37 districts. It'll be a little more liberal with 20% population deviation, as ridings are done in Canada.

We have 25% deviation. Some provincial commissions try and use 5%, while others like to use the 25% deviation quite liberally.
I decided use 25k to make it easier.
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total of 37 districts
Bernie Sanders rating:
Safe: 14
Lean: 6
Toss-up: 1
Need more minorities/hipsters/californians: 3
"He's a commie": 15
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« Reply #81 on: September 18, 2012, 01:27:51 pm »
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30 districts for Mississippi.

1 Hernando E (boundary runs between Horn Lake and Southaven) 100770, 72-21 (all racial figures Anglo-Black), 69.9 McCain
2 Hernando W, Tunica, Tate 100146, 63-30, 59.9 McCain. My apologies to Tunica County. Rest of the Delta fit four districts.

3 Marshall, Burton, Tippah, Union 95239, 66-29, 58.1 McCain

4 Tishomingo, Alcorn, Prentiss, Itawamba E 94102, 88-9, 72.8 McCain
5 Lee, Itawamba W 94135, 71-25, 65.9 McCain. Finely balanced to keep both within tolerance (93910 to 103910 in this case), but the line used here actually seems to make a lot of sense judging from the minor roads grid.

6 Monroe, Chickasaw, Clay, Webster, N Lowndes (Caledonia and the Air Base - there are no similar smaller population nuclei in Oktibbeha) 96280, 61-36, 55.3 McCain
7 Lowndes (bulk of), Oktibbeha, 96438, 53-43, 50.9 Obama

8 Lafayette, Pontotoc, Calhoun, E Grenada 95467, 73-21, 63.7 McCain
9 Leflore, Sunflower, Montgomery, Carroll, Grenada (bulk of) 102163, 37-60, 56.5 Obama. Split so inequitable to avoid splitting Grenada town.

10 Coahoma, Quitman, Panola, Tallahatchie, Yalobusha 97137, 40-57, 58.6 Obama
11 Washington, Bolivar, Humphreys, Sharkey 99408, 29-69, 67.6 Obama
12 Warren, Yazoo, Holmes, Issaquena 97442, 39-57, 57.0 Obama. Or if you think tiny Issaquena really belongs with the more northerly district - and I suppose you probably have a point - it has only 1406 inhabitants and all moving it does is push Obama's Washington etc percentage down all the way to 67.5.
13 Madison 95203, 56-38, 57.5 McCain
14 Neshoba, Leake, Attala, Choctaw, Winston 100790, 56-35, 60.4 McCain
15 Lauderdale, Kemper, Noxubee 102262, 49-48, 51.3 McCain. Yes, I left that in. The only way to draw a Black WC Mississippi district is to combine Meridian with the Black parts of Columbus (indeed, south rural Lowndes County is heavily Black too)...there are further Blacks northwest of Columbus/Starkville too... hmmm... might give this a few more tries. But this is as it were the primary map.
16 Newton, Scott, Smith, Jasper, Clarke 100269, 59-35, 60.7 McCain

17 E Rankin - Simpson 99098, 76-20, 73.1 McCain
18 NE Jackson (the White or partly White sections) - W Rankin 102907, 68-26, 69.4 McCain
19 S Jackson 97869, 17-81, 79.5 Obama. Easy to draw a 95% Black district in Jackson, actually. Attached four near suburban precincts to the south attached here because they didn't fit elsewhere either, and they're mixed (bare majority Black) but responsible for half the White population here.
20 N Hinds (incl. NW Jackson) 101181, 24-72, 73.9 Obama
21 Adams, Claiborne, Jefferson, Wilkinson, Copiah, S Hinds 102304, 37-58, 61.5 Obama

22 Pike, Lincoln, Amite, Franklin 96522, 57-40, 56.8 McCain
23 Jones, Covington, Jefferson Davis 99816, 62-33, 61.9 McCain

24 Hattiesburg (district is in Forrest and Lamar Counties because the city is) 101617, 60-34, 60.8 McCain
25 Marion, Walthall, Lawrence, Lamar outer, Forrest S, Perry 96685, 71-26, 68.5 McCain

26 Wayne, Greene, George, Jackson N 96930, 80-17, 77.1 McCain
27 Jackson S, 100463, 63-27, 59.0 McCain
28 Gulfport - Biloxi 102037, 58-30, 54.6 McCain. Odd precinct design and city lines mean neither city is entirely included. District also includes the next town west of Gulfport, Long Beach. That one has sensible lines and is included entirely.
29 Harrison N, Stone 102854, 78-14, 72.7 McCain
30 Pearl River, Hancock 99763, 84-10, 78.2 McCain

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« Reply #82 on: September 18, 2012, 02:05:41 pm »
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Not one but three EC Mississippi alternatives!



All but the five listed districts remain unchanged, and dividing line between lime and orange continues along the county line offscreen in all maps.

Version 1: The Full Monty. Columbus and Meridian racially cut, Starkville with territory to the west. No room for Chickasaw County in the Black district.

Teal 66-30, 60.2 McCain
Grey 30-68, 69.4 Obama
Olive 61-36, 58.2 McCain
Orange 66-31, 65.8 McCain
Lime 57-31, 64.3 McCain

Version 2: The Starkville Snake. All the rural Blacks plus racial cuts of Columbus and - even though it's perhaps the least segregated Southern town of any size - Starkville. Leaving Meridian out of it.

Teal 68-28, 62.0 McCain
Grey 38-59, 63.5 Obama
Olive 56-36, 59.7 McCain
Orange 56-41, 59.8 McCain
Lime 60-33, 62.8 McCain

Version 3: The Minimum Version. Like, if Plurality Black Total Population and a solid Obama win is enough for you and you don't even insist on Plurality VAP, it can actually be done without either Columbus or Meridian. There's still an extra county split compared to the original map. (Note the slightly different cuts of Neshoba. That served no purpose whatsoever.)

Teal 59-38, 54.0 McCain
Grey 47-50, 58.9 Obama
Olive 57-35, 59.8 McCain
Orange 56-41, 59.8 McCain
Lime 59-33, 62.4 McCain
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« Reply #83 on: September 20, 2012, 11:24:12 am »
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45 districts, winding its way from Baton Rouge to Monroe.

1 Baton Rouge C 100418, 12-80, 88.0 Obama
2 Baton Rouge N 100605, 34-64, 62.1 Obama
3 Baton Rouge S 97232, 70-21, 59.1 McCain
4 Baton Rouge E 98222, 63-27, 71.6 McCain
5 Baton Rouge SE - N Ascension 99373, 79-13, 77.4 McCain
6 S Ascension - St James - Assumption 97059, 56-38, 50.2 McCain (D avg)

7 Livingston S 99418, 90, 84.9 McCain
8 Livingston N - Tangipahoa N - St Helena - Feliciana 95900, 62-31, 59.2 McCain
9 Tangipahoa S 100900, 68-26, 68.8 McCain

10 Washington - St Tammany N 96885, 77-19, 73.8 McCain
11 St Tammany SW (Covington - Mandeville) 96956, 86, 79.2 McCain
12 St Tammany SE (Slidell) - Michoud 96128, 69-21, 66.7 McCain
13 New Orleans NE (9th except Michoud/Venetie Gardens, 8th, northern 7th) 103692, 85 Black, 93.9 Obama
14 New Orleans C (1st throuth 6th except northern end of 4th near City Park, southern 7th, western 15th) 104369, 29-61, 81.5 Obama
15 New Orleans W (10th to 14th, 16th, 17th) 104179, 55-35, 68.5 Obama
16 St Bernard - Plaquemines - Lafitte (ie far south Jefferson) - E Algiers (remainder of 15th) 103204, 60-27, 61.3 McCain
17 Jefferson S 101601, 30-54, 64.5 Obama
18 Jefferson C 104031, 62-23-10 Hispanic, 65.9 McCain
19 Metairie E 103713, 73-13 Hispanic, 77.2 McCain
20 Kenner - Metairie W 101470, 56-20-19 Hispanic, 66.5 McCain



21 St Charles - St John the Baptist 98704, 54-39, 53.9 McCain
22 Lafourche - Schriever 103635, 77-14, 71.1 McCain
23 Terrebonne (sans Schriever) 104543, 69-18, 69.5 McCain

24 St Mary - New Iberia (- detached portion of St Martin) 100644, 54-37, 54.3 McCain (D avg)
25 Vermillion - St Martinsville - Iberia W 97980, 76-18, 70.6 McCain
26 Iberville - N St Martin - WBR 96600, 59-37, 54.6 McCain (D avg)

27 Lafayette N 105111, 50-43, 50.7 Obama
28 Lafayette S 105585, 83, 78.9 McCain
29 Jefferson Davis - Acadia - Lafayette W 104249, 79-17, 71.0 McCain

30 Lake Charles 99939, 53-41, 51.3 Obama
31 Calcasieu W - Cameron 99668, 88, 77.6 McCain

32 Vernon - Beauregard - Allen S 102567, 75-15, 74.7 McCain
33 Evangeline - St Landry W - Allen N 104528, 57-39, 51.4 McCain (D avg)
34 Avoyelles - St Landry E - Pointe Coupee - Concordia S 100807, 67-29, 61.6 McCain
35 7 parishes + Concordia N 97522, 57-41, 58.2 McCain

36 La Salle - Caldwell - Winn - Grant - NE Rapides 96545, 80-15, 80.6 McCain
37 Rapides (bulk of) 97712, 53-40, 55.8 McCain
38 Natchitoches - Red River - DeSoto - Sabine 99546, 59-34, 58.8 McCain

39 Caddo S 103323, 74-20, 72.2 McCain
40 Caddo C 104973, 21-75, 81.1 Obama (it would be possible to pack this over 80% Black, it might even make sense, but I didn't like the wraparound effect to the southwest that it would have produced)
41 Caddo N - Bossier N - Webster 100821, 59-37, 58.8 McCain
42 Bossier S 104038, 69-20, 72.0 McCain

43 Claiborne - Bienville - Jackson - Lincoln - Union W 100232, 55-40, 57.0 McCain
44 Ouachita W - Union W - Morehouse 102410, 76-20, 76.1 McCain
45 Monroe 96335, 42-54, 54.6 Obama

And then I went a little crazy creating extra Black districts... the Orleans one is easy, obviously a smalltown one between New Orleans and Baton Rouge is possible though requires a lot of parishsplitting, and you can connect the city of Opelousas with the counties facing Mississippi along the river for another one. Getting the Alexandria district to be Black majority requires a tentacle towards Natchitoches, and it seems that (short of a bizarre connector between the two cities maybe) neither a Lafayette nor a Lake Charles district can be done (but when I then tried to reconstruct my earlier Lafayette district, I concluded the maximal possible Obama share there is probably 50.9.) Presumably you can also create another one at Shreveport but I didn't try.
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No presidential data for Arkansas on the DRA. I suppose I could edit in figures for whole county districts.

1 Baxter, Marion, Izard, Fulton, W Sharp. 96935, 96 White
2 Greene, Lawrence, Randolph, Clay, E Sharp. 97993, 96 White
3 Craighead (Jonesboro) 96443, 80 White, 13 Black
4 Mississippi, Poinsett, Cross, Woodruff, W Saint Francis 104460, 71 White, 24 Black
5 Crittenden, Phillips, Lee, E St Francis 103074, 56 Black, 40 White. One of four Black majority districts, and the easiest to draw.
6 Lonoke, Prairie, Monroe, Arkansas 104239, 82 White, 13 Black
7 White, Jackson, E Faulkner (Vilonia) 103199, 88 White
8 Faulkner (sans Vilonia) 105111, 82 White, 11 Black
9 N Pulaski 104343, 76 White, 16 Black. Splits through North Little Rock and Jacksonville informed by race - this map's a gerrymander.
10 E Pulaski 98761, 54 Black, 35 White. The cross-river district. There had to be one, of course. Balancing the figures to get both Black-opportunity districts (which occur "naturally") to be Black-majority-VAP districts, that's where the gerrymandering came in. Very little wiggleroom for that. Of course, knowing me, if I hadn't managed to make it I'd probably have ungerried these a bit...
11 C Pulaski 99151, 55 Black, 33 White. At least it's virtually entirely within Little Rock city limits! (Two precincts partially outside, only one of which seems to have considerable population outside.)
12 W Pulaski, Perry, W Saline 100822, 84 White. The need to excise the most heavily White bits in northern Little Rock (not North Little Rock), the fact that Pulaski has 380k people and all but one neighboring county are suburban and have considerable population, and the desire to not split Benton all informed this rurban monstrosity.
13 E Saline 97234, 88 White
14 Jefferson, Desha, N Lincoln 96436, 54 Black, 42 White. Given that Jefferson County has 80k people and a Black VAP majority, this was more difficult than it ought to have been - couldn't be done without going to the Mississippi (or into Little Rock). Adding the northern half of Chicot does not erode the Black majority further but adds a county split. Actually, exchanging Chicot for the portion of Lincoln included does not erode the Black majority, but makes the district noncontiguous. (Adding all of Chicot would make the district too large - and erode the Black majority somewhat, though it's still over 50% VAP.)
15 Chicot, Ashley, Drew, Bradley, Cleveland, Dallas, Calhoun, S Lincoln, NE Ouachita (using the Ouachita River as the boundary) 99670, 66 White, 28 Black
16 Union, Ouachita (bulk), Columbia, Nevada, Lafayette 102408, 60 White, 36 Black. Least White district outside of the Minority-Majority ones.
17 Miller, Hempstead, Little River, Sevier 97159, 66 White, 22 Black
18 Grant, Hot Spring, Clark, Pike, Howard 98851, 81 White, 13 Black
19 Garland, Montgomery 105511, 85 White. As it happens, Garland County is barely large enough for a district of its own, barely not too large with Montgomery added. Including it here saved a county split.
20 S Sebastian, Logan, Yell, Scott, Polk 101151, 88 White
21 N Sebastian (Fort Smith) 101026, 68 White, 15 Hispanic
22 Johnson, Pope, S Conway 102493, 85 White
23 Independence, Stone, Cleburne, Van Buren, N Conway 98380, 93 White
24 Boone, Carroll, Madison, Newton, Searcy 96591, 92 White
25 Crawford, Franklin, S Washington 96930, 89 White
26 Fayetteville (with suburban areas to the the south, east and west. C Washington) 102876, 84 White
27 Springdale, Siloam Springs (N Washington, SW Benton. If you will. Hugs the northern limits of Fayetteville) 103175, 62 White, 28 Hispanic
28 E Benton (Rogers) 102045, 71 White, 23 Hispanic. Hispanic populations concentrated in Springdale proper and Rogers proper. Not really workable to combine them in one district that wouldn't elect one anyways.
29 W Benton (Bentonville) 100081, 84 White. And yeah, though Bentonville and Rogers border both are wholly within their respective districts.
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« Reply #85 on: September 22, 2012, 05:34:38 pm »
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Going to work on Oregon with 37 districts. It'll be a little more liberal with 20% population deviation, as ridings are done in Canada.

We have 25% deviation. Some provincial commissions try and use 5%, while others like to use the 25% deviation quite liberally.
I decided use 25k to make it easier.
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total of 37 districts
Bernie Sanders rating:
Safe: 14
Lean: 6
Toss-up: 1
Need more minorities/hipsters/californians: 3
"He's a commie": 15

Eastern Oregon: all of the districts are about -20k below quota
Bend Area:
District 1(blue)- the most left leaning area, considering it's it a town in a toss-up Deschutes county.
District 2(working class & Hispanic) suburbs of Bend, also pretty left-leaning
The rest of the districts are solidly right-wing.
Western Oregon:
Coastal districts are underpopulated like Eastern Oregon.
District 9(marine blue): is the most right-wing coastal district.
The rest are all pretty left leaning(green, brown, dark blue)
Southern Oregon:
There is an urban Medford-Ashland district that's also pretty left leaning.
Two Rural districts that are very right wing. Blue and pink.
Light green district is partially in Southern Oregon and Willamette valley, and it's also right-wing but not as right-wing as the two districts in Southern Oregon.
Willamette Valley:
3 rural right wing districts: light brown, dark brown and red.
Eugene has 3 rurban districts, and all should be pretty left-leaning. Blue pink and orange.
Corvallis-Albany is a yellow district that should also be pretty left wing.
Salem has two districts that should be moderately left.
Portland Area:
Grey district is the rich suburban district that acts as a vote sink, the only district in Portland Metro that can conceivably vote Republican, also the whitest suburban district, only Portland itself can get a whiter district.
Washington County:
Purple - Hillsboro district, has a lot of Hispanics, should be fairly left-wing.
Light Green- Tualitin based district, should also be fairl left-wing.
Light Pink- has parts of suburban Beaverton and northwest portland & hills, fairly rich area, but should still be left-wing
Light gray- Other part of Portland's hills and downtown Beaverton
Multnomah County:
Light blue: The minority district in north Portland, has 15.4% black VAP
Green: the Urban district, 83.3 White, probably the whitest such district possible anywhere in US.
Yellow: Southern Portland
Purple: Eastern Portland
Orange: Eastern suburbs(Gresham, not sure how they vote, but I am assuming pretty left-wing
Lavender: Also eastern suburbs, contains troutdale, and parts of Eastern Portland.
Clackamas county:
Blue:
Light blue: contains Milwaukee and foothills
Blue: contains Oregon City.
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1 Tulsa N 94095, 36 Black, 34 Anglo, 18 Hispanic, 71.6% Obama. Bringing the North Tulsa Ghetto up to size with mixed areas in the northeast. It's not my fault the ghetto extends into Osage County. White plurality VAP, but a district like this would be represented by a Black anywhere in America.
2 Tulsa E 96595, 51 Anglo, 24 Hispanic, 12 Black, 58.9% McCain
3 Tulsa C 97425, 74 (single figure is always Anglo. With scattered Black, Hispanic, Native, and Mixed populations, lots of districts in the 70-83% Anglo range with all minorities under 10), 55.1% McCain, D avg
4 Tulsa (city) S 97193, 70, 66.8% McCain
5 S Tulsa County 95750, 79, 74.4% McCain
6 Broken Arrow 100645, 74, 72.4% McCain. The city is in both Tulsa and Wagoner counties and so is the district. Although the southwestern part is in the fifth district.



7 Muskogee - outer Wagoner 100361, 62 Anglo, 16 Native, 59.7% McCain, D avg
8 Creek - Sand Springs (far west Tulsa County) 95172, 79, 70.1% McCain
9 Washington - N Tulsa County 97259, 76, 71.9% McCain
10 Osage (bulk) - Kay - Noble 99521, 76 Anglo, 12 Native, 71.4% McCain
11 Rogers - Mayes W 95739, 74 Anglo, 13 Native, 71.8% McCain
12 Ottawa - Craig - Nowara - N Delaware - N Mayes 101291, 70 Anglo, 17 Native, 65.2% McCain, D avg
13 Cherokee - Adair - S Mayes - S Delaware - N Sequoyah, or "Cherokee Nation" for short. Yes, a district purpose drawn to maximize Native responses, wholly within Cherokee territory. Tthough the cut into Sequoyah is also justified by the next district's population constraints. Sorry to Mayes County, though, getting split threeways like that. 103052, 49 Anglo, 35 Native, 60.8% McCain, D avg
14 Le Flore - Haskell - Sequoyah (bulk) 102196, 71 Anglo, 15 Native, 68.8% McCain, D avg
15 McCurtain - Choctaw - Pushmataha - Latimer - Pittsburg S (with all of McAlester) 103479, 68 Anglo, 16 Native, 69.6% McCain, D avg
16 Seminole - McIntosh - Okfuskee - Hughes - Pittsburg N 99955, 68 Anglo, 17 Native, 62.0% McCain, D avg
17 Pottawatomie - Seminole 94924, 73 Anglo, 14 Native, 68.2% McCain
18 Bryan - Atoka - Coal - Pontotoc 100015, 72 Anglo, 15 Native, 69.0% McCain, D avg
19 Carter - Love - Marshall - Johnston - Murray 97265, 73, 69.6% McCain, D avg
20 Lawton 99526, 55 Anglo, 20 Black, 12 Hispanic, 54.2% McCain, D avg
21 Stephens - Jefferson - Cotton - Tillman - Kiowa - Outer Comanche 99723, 79, 72.5% McCain. No good reason not to draw a donut.
22 Custer - Beckham - Wash**ta - Greer - Jackson - Harmon - Roger Mills 100471, 75 Anglo, 14 Hispanic, 76.0% McCain
23 12 Counties of Northwest Oklahoma 99995, 76 Anglo, 18 Hispanic, 82.7% McCain. It would be possible to move Roger Mills County here, though both districts would be near the edges of population tolerance it may have better Community of Interest here (the three counties along the interstate are sorta kinda more urban/exurbanized)
24 Logan - Garfield 102428, 80, 72.5% McCain
25 Payne - Pawnee 93927, 80, 64.5% McCain. Yes, that's within range for Oklahoma which has a population of just over 3.75 million (and thus very narrowly wins a 38th seat)
26 Lincoln - E Oklahoma - E Cleveland 100582, 83, 72.1% McCain. Ugly leftovers district.



27 Edmond 96416, 80, 70.7% McCain
28 Oklahoma City NW 97991, 73 Anglo, 11 Black, 67.4% McCain
29 Oklahoma City NC 99392, 65 Anglo, 14 Hispanic, 53.1% McCain, D avg
30 Oklahoma City E 95437, 52 Black, 32 Anglo, 72.9% Obama. Yes, Black VAP majority. Yes, quite the ugly district. And splitting the sizable suburban municipalities of Midwest City and Del City up.
31 Oklahoma City SE 97850, 64 Anglo, 15 Black, 61.9% McCain. And you know where the largest Black populations here are? Just south of Del City.
32 Oklahoma City SC 97393, 51 Hispanic, 33 Anglo, 50.8% Obama. At least it's Hispanic plurality VAP. My perceived need to draw a Hispanic-opportunity district also meant the splitting of another "natural" CoI - Central OKC - and thus almost held Obama down to 1 district in the county (and 2 in the state). For a Central OKC district would be a very safe Democratic district, but south of that you got partly Hispanic suburbs where Whites vote mostly Republican (with some Democrats) and Hispanics vote mostly not (with some Democrats).
33 Oklahoma City W (or Bethany) 103263, 59 Anglo, 18 Hispanic, 12 Black, 63.6% McCain
34 Moore 101026, 73, 71.1% McCain
35 Norman 101759, 75, 50.0% McCain (by 21 votes), D avg. Drawing this as an Obama district is very easy - just move the northeasternmost precinct to the 26th, for instance - but not the point of this exercise.
36 Garvin - McClean - S Cleveland - E Grady 101362, 81, 74.5% McCain
37 Caddo - W Grady - W Canadian - Kingfisher 96739, 72 Anglo, 11 Native, 71.0% McCain. Native populations mostly in Caddo County, and would evidently be happier in a Lawton-aligned district. I didn't find a way.
38 E Canadian 94139, 82, 77.2% McCain
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Write-up on 251 districts to follow tomorrow. Are these detailed enough or do you insist to see everywhere this clearly?


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Ho hum then. -_-

Numbering scheme begins at Galveston because I say so, works its way through the Houston Metro, East Texas, DFW, West Texas, Central Texas, South Texas and winds up at El Paso.

I'm mentioning where an Obama district has an R average (about a dozen of them) or a McCain district has a D average (2 of those). In districts with a Hispanic plurality or close to I'm also adding the Spanish Surname Voter Registration percentage (note that not all Census Hispanics have Spanish Surnames), except in >75% Hispanic districts in San Antonio and by the Rio Grande. Those all have very solid SSVR majorities.

3 districts for Galveston County:
1 Galveston - Texas City 95723, 44 w, 29 h, 23 b, 58.3% Obama
2 League City 96084, 67 w, 20 h, 68.6% McCain
3 Friendswood - La Marque 99502, 66 w, 19 h, 11 b, 66.9% McCain

3 districts for Brazoria County:
4 South (Lake Jackson) 103867, 59 w, 29 h, 69.0% McCain
5 Central (Alvin - Angleton) 104465, 54 w, 32 h, 10 b, 68.5% McCain
6 North (Pearland) 104834, 47 w, 22 h, 16 b, 13 a, 58.1% McCain

6 districts for Fort Bend County:
7 Outer 97324, 59 w, 20 h, 10 b, 68.9% McCain
8 Rosenberg - Greatwood - Pecan Grove 97423, 41 w, 39 (25) h, 13 b, 61.8% McCain
9 Missouri City 98008, 56 b, 26 h, 13 w, 79.8% Obama
10 Sugar Land East - Stafford 95305, 37 w, 30 a, 16 h, 14 b, 55.4% McCain
11 Sugar Land West 97157, 37 a, 31 w, 16 h, 14 b, 52.9% McCain. Only Asian plurality district in the state.
12 Mission Bend - Cinco Ranch 100158, 37 w, 25 h, 19 b, 17 a, 56.7% McCain

40 districts wholly in Harris County, roughly counterclockwise from southwest. Obviously names are approximate and just plucked from the Silverlight map.
13 Katy - Barker 104206, 56 w, 27 h, 69.9% McCain
14 Clay Road 97325, 45 (22) h, 31 w, 16 b, 52.6% McCain
15 Bear Creek Park 102380, 43 w, 35 h, 11 a, 62.5% McCain
16 Jersey Village 101542, 48 w, 27 h, 13 b, 11 a, 63.8% McCain
17 Fairbanks 103751, 68 (29) a, 21 w, 55.0% McCain. Yes, that is the kind of Hispanic voter registration rate we're dealing with, on the west side of Houston, in DFW and in Austin. Elsewhere it's better. (In West Texas and also near the Gulf Coast, the Hispanics vote. It's just that they only lean Democrat while the Whites vote Republican almost to a man.)
18 Bunker Hill - Hunters Creek 103743, 70 w, 13 h, 68.9% McCain
19 Westchase 101571, 37 w, 25 h, 23 b, 11 a, 51.3% Obama, R avg
20 West Oaks 95745, 34 (17) h, 32 b, 20 a, 13 w, 65.8% Obama
21 Alief 96712, 48 (21) h, 26 b, 16 a, 66.8% Obama
22 Sharpstown 98668, 55 (16!) h, 18 b, 15 w, 11 a, 60.3% Obama
23 Gulfton 100934, 67 (24) h, 14 w, 12 b, 62.4% Obama
24 Montrose 104942, 64 w, 16 h, 11 b, 56.9% Obama. (West) Central Houston. Only White majority, solidly Democrat district outside of Austin I think.
25 Bellaire - West University Place 97943, 67 w, 13 h, 12 a, 51.7% McCain
26 Heakers - Almeda 102626, 45 (17) h, 41 b, 82.1% Obama
27 Third Ward - Pierce Junction 102839, 55 b, 21 h, 13 w, 90.0% Obama
28 Brookhaven 98230, 62 b, 30 h, 92.8% Obama
29 Pecan Park - Golfcrest 103044, 84 (60) h, 70.1% Obama
30 East Haven 98042, 60 (36) h, 19 w, 13 b, 52.2% Obama
31 Pasadena West - Allendale 97121, 83 (60) h, 14 w, 53.0% Obama
32 Pasadena East - Olcott 95649, 52 w, 37 h, 67.5% McCain
33 Clear Lake City - Webster 96717, 50 w, 26 h, 11 a, 11 b, 59.2% McCain
34 Deer Park - La Porte 96212, 66 w, 27 h, 72.1% McCain
35 Baytown 98735, 40 (21) h, 40 w, 17 b, 56.0% McCain
36 Galena Park - Channelview 99125, 68 (39) h, 18 w, 12 b, 58.1% Obama
37 Kingwood - Lake Houston 103717, 76 w, 15 h, 75.7% McCain
38 Atascosita - Humble 99104, 44 w, 28 h, 22 b, 58.9% McCain
39 Aldine - Kinwood - Dyersdale 97300, 56 (27) h, 28 b, 14 w, 72.5% Obama
40 Port Houston 102257, 73 (52) h, 17 b, 74.0% Obama
41 Shadydale - East Houston 97820, 61 b, 35 h, 96.5% Obama
42 Hawthorne Place 97994, 85 (57) h, 62.9% Obama
43 North Freeway 95473, 69 (50) h, 19 b, 11 w, 74.6% Obama
44 Houston Heights 102112, 53 w, 37 h, 52.5% Obama (wait, what? Is this a mistake in my notes? *looks it up* No, quite correct. Borders on the other one.)
45 Highland Heights - Hudson 97988, 41 b, 40 (16) h, 14 w, 74.6% Obama
46 Greens Bayou 96857, 57 (29) h, 29 b, 79.1% Obama
47 Resthaven - Westfield 103249, 42 (17) h, 41 b, 10 w, 76.2% Obama
48 Spring 99001, 42 w, 29 h, 23 b, 58.4% McCain
49 Klein 98573, 64 w, 19 h, 72.4% McCain
50 Kohrville - Louetta 100827, 64 w, 18 h, 73.3% McCain
51 Willowbrook - Satsuma 99900, 37 w, 32 h, 16 b, 13 a, 58.1% McCain
52 Cypress 100360, 66 w, 19 h, 74.7% McCain

and two districts partly in Harris County...
53 Waller (whole county) - Hockley 100470, 37 w, 37 (14) h, 21 b, 50.6% McCain
54 Tomball - The Woodlands West 100545, 75 w, 16 h, 75.9% McCain

and four wholly in Montgomery County.
55 The Woodlands East 96206, 72 w, 17 h, 72.6% McCain
56 West 103066, 81 w, 14 h, 82.4% McCain
57 East 101330, 69 w, 25 h, 77.5% McCain
58 North (Conroe) 99859, 58 w, 32 h, 74.2% McCain

59 Walker - San Jacinto - Cleveland 102917, 62 w, 19 b, 16 h, 62.8% McCain. Cleveland is a town in Liberty County.
60 Liberty (bulk) - Chambers 102067, 71 w, 18 h, 75.2% McCain

3 wholly or partly in Jefferson...
61 Hardin - Beaumont West 102116, 79 w, 11 b, 74.3% McCain
62 Beaumont 99842, 53 b, 27 w, 17 h, 72.4% Obama
63 Port Arthur 104950, 51 w, 22 b, 21 h, 55.0% McCain, D avg
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East Texas now... the rural districts here (and even a few fairly urban ones, such as the one based on Texarkana) are ~10 points more Democratic in the "average" figure than presidentially. That still makes every single one of them an R average district, just not by blowout margins.

64 Orange - South Jasper/Newton (yeah, additional county split because of what avoiding it does to the district to the north) 100102, 84 w, 74.3% McCain
65 Tyler - Sabine - South Polk - North Jasper/Newton 96050, 74 w, 15 b, 70.0% McCain
66 Angelina - North Polk 100624, 65 w, 19 h, 15 b, 67.5% McCain
67 Houston - Trinity - Madison - Leon - Freestone - South Cherokee 96558, 70 w, 16 b, 13 h, 71.8% McCain
68 Anderson - North Cherokee 101543, 61 w, 19 h, 18 b, 72.0% McCain
69 Navarro - Limestone - West Henderson 102925, 69 w, 18 h, 11 b, 68.2% McCain
70 Wood - East Henderson 99305, 82 w, 11 h, 75.7% McCain
71 South Smith 103511, 79 w, 80.1% McCain
72 North Smith 99174, 42 w, 29 h, 27 b, 53.6% McCain. A very good compromise between a geographic and a color-line split I think, though the third possible goal (urban-rural split) fell by the wayside. It's not as if I would have pulled out all the stops for a D district here if it were possible, but I don't think it is.
73 Upshur - Van Zandt - Rains (and a bit of Smith) 99216, 84 w, 76.4% McCain
74 Longview 97831, 60 w, 20 b, 16 h, 69.0% McCain
75 Panola - Rusk - South Gregg 101025, 67 w, 17 b, 14 h, 72.5% McCain
76 Nacogdoches - Shelby - San Augustine [sic, what moron named this?] 98837, 63 w, 18 b, 16 h, 66.0% McCain
77 Harrison - Marion - South Cass 101782, 69 w, 20 b, 66.8% McCain
78 Bowie - North Cass 97424, 67 w, 24 b, 68.7% McCain
79 Hopkins - Franklin - Titus - Morris - Camp 103435, 65 w, 22 h, 11 b, 68.2% McCain. I kinda wonder where the Hispanic presence here comes from?
80 Lamar - Fannin - Red River - Delta 101799, 78 w, 11 b, 70.7% McCain

Collin, Grayon, Hunt and Rockwall Counties, 11 districts
81 North Grayson (Sherman - Denison) 96031, 77 w, 12 h, 66.9% McCain
82 North West Collin - South Grayson 95250, 72 w, 14 h, 69.9% McCain
83 McKinney 98325, 70 w, 15 h, 66.5% McCain
84 Frisco 95818, 62 w, 15 a, 12 h, 62.2% McCain
85 Plano West 95536, 61 w, 15 a, 11 h, 10 b, 58.8% McCain
86 Plano South 99472, 55 w, 22 h, 13 a, 60.1% McCain
87 Plano North 98923, 59 w, 20 a, 11 h, 58.0% McCain
88 Allen 99820, 63 w, 14 a, 11 h, 62.7% McCain
89 Princeton - Wylie 95738, 65 w, 20 h, 68.1% McCain
90 Hunt - North East Collin 96803, 75 w, 14 h, 70.9% McCain
91 Rockwall - South East Collin 95968, 74 w, 16 h, 73.5% McCain

92 Kaufman 103350, 70 w, 17 h, 10 b, 68.0% McCain. The only district to be coterminous with a county in the entire state.

93 South East Ellis (Ennis - Waxahachie) 101740, 61 w, 27 h, 68.0% McCain
94 South West Johnson (Cleburne) 97720, 76 w, 18 h, 74.1% McCain
95 NW Ellis - NE Johnson (Midlothian - Alvarado) 101084, 76 w, 17 h, 74.8% McCain

23 districts in Dallas County. Everything said about Harris County names applies here as well. It's not I think possible to draw a majority SSVR district in DFW - there's hardly any precincts that have that. Obama much overperformed the Averages.
96 Duncanville - Cedar Hill 101834, 46 b, 26 w, 24 h, 66.8% Obama
97 Lancaster - De Soto 103879, 55 b, 22 w, 21 h, 77.4% Obama
98 Laureland - Arden Terrace 97278, 75 w, 20 h, 95.8% Obama
99 Oak Cliff 95968, 70 (37) h, 17 b, 12 w, 78.5% Obama
100 Rochester Park 103012, 47 b, 46 (14!) h, 92.3% Obama
101 Kleberg - Balch Springs 101698, 59 (24) h, 22 b, 17 w, 73.5% Obama
102 East Dallas - Mesquite West 100044, 46 (18) h, 26 b, 25 w, 62.2% Obama
103 Mesquite East 101094, 44 w, 26 h, 22 b, 51.1% McCain
104 Garland South 99478, 39 (14) h, 38 w, 17 b, 52.8% McCain
105 Rowlett - Garland East 96869, 57 w, 18 h, 12 b, 10 a, 61.4% McCain
106 Garland West 95218, 43 (15) h, 31 w, 12 a, 12 b, 51.1% McCain
107 Richardson 101008, 49 w, 27 h, 12 b, 54.7% McCain
108 Audelia - Fair Oaks Park 104348, 33 (7!) h, 30 w, 29 b, 57.3% Obama, R avg (very narrowly). Assuming for a second no non-Spanish-surname Hispanics, voter registration is 15% of VAP for Hispanics and 80% for Non-Hispanics. Madre de Deus.
109 White Rock Lake 104891, 61 w, 26 h, 51.1% Obama, R avg. The funny thing is that two current Republican Congressmen (Sessions and Hensarling) are registered to vote in this district.
110 Central Dallas 100862, 47 w, 34 h, 14 b, 62.3% Obama
111 University Park (- points north) 102419 82 w, 10 h, 66.2% McCain
112 North West Dallas 100019, 68 (27) h, 19 w, 66.7% Obama
113 Eagle Ford - Irving South East - Grand Prairie North 100973, 70 (37) h, 18 w, 59.2% Obama
114 Ledbetter Hills 96953, 64 (38) h, 25 b, 76.6% Obama
115 Grand Prairie East 101035, 46 (24) h, 30 w, 17 b, 52.3% Obama, R avg. The city is of course located in both Dallas and Tarrant Counties, which made for odd districts.
116 Irving West 102821, 44 (18) h, 28 w, 15 b, 10 a, 53.6% Obama, R avg
117 Irving North East - Coppell 103993, 50 w, 24 a, 14 h, 59.0% McCain
118 Addison - Farmers Branch 103400, 50 w, 33 h, 10 b, 54.7% McCain

119 Carrollton 102945, 43 w, 33 h, 14 a, 55.8% McCain. City is in Dallas and Denton Counties and so is the district.

6 Denton County districts...
120 Lewisville 102110, 51 w, 28 h, 10 b, 57.3% McCain
121 The Colony - Hebron 104024, 59 w, 18 h, 12 b, 58.6% McCain
122 North East Denton 102510, 68 w, 17 h, 64.2% McCain
123 Denton town, 98506, 60 w, 23 h, 10 b, 52.7% Obama, R avg
124 Corinth - West Denton 102465, 78 w, 14 h, 71.2% McCain
125 Flower Mound 99409, 80 w, 71.0% McCain
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« Reply #91 on: October 03, 2012, 05:42:52 am »
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As you can see I'm breaking this up into quarter sections.

18 Tarrant County districts.
126 Grapevine - Southlake - Colleyville 103438, 79 w, 11 h, 71.6% McCain
127 Bedford - Euless 99624, 64 w, 16 h, 60.8% McCain
128 Keller - Watauga 101888, 74 w, 14 h, 69.3% McCain
129 North Richland Hills 103299, 72 w, 18 h, 67.5% McCain
130 Arlington North 102877, 46 w, 31 h, 16 b, 52.2% McCain
131 Grand Prairie West - Arlington South East 104182, 30 w, 29 b, 29 (14) h, 10 a, 60.6% Obama
132 Arlington East 102330, 37 (14) h, 29 w, 23 b, 58.5% Obama
133 Arlington South West 103931, 72 w, 12 h, 64.5% McCain
134 Mansfield - Kennedale - Burleson 65 w, 16 h, 13 b, 63.8% McCain
135 Forth Worth South East 98824, 48 b, 37 h, 90.2% Obama
136 Fort Worth South 96555, 53 (28) h, 21 w, 21 b, 65.7% Obama. Under 50% Hispanic VAP.
137 Fort Worth South West 96505, 60 w, 19 h, 15 b, 55.9% McCain
138 Fort Worth West 96507, 57 w, 29 h, 11 b, 54.7% McCain
139 Fort Worth North 102234, 68 (44) h, 24 w, 57.7% Obama. It's possible to pack this even closer (somewhere like 74/47 is the maximum I think) but it forces ugly splits.
140 Fort Worth East 100612, 33 b, 31 (12...) h, 29 w, 65.2% Obama
141 Haltom City 97832, 56 w, 27 h, 62.0% McCain
142 Saginaw - Eagle Mountain - Haslet 98875, 68 w, 20 h, 67.4% McCain
143 West Tarrant 100804, 75 w, 15 h, 67.2% McCain

headin' off towards West Texas...
144 East Parker 103328, 86 w, 11 h, 77.4% McCain
145 Palo Pinto - West Parker - Hood - Somervell 101472, 83 w, 13 h, 77.1% McCain

146 Wise - Jack - Young - Archer - Baylor 99501, 81 w, 16 h, 79.9% McCain

147 Cooke - Montague - Clay - Outer Wichita 102297, 83 w, 11 h, 79.0% McCain
148 Wichita Falls 98111, 64 w, 19 h, 12 b, 66.7% McCain

149 21 counties around the base of the panhandle. Empty country. 101313, 65 w, 28 h, 74.3% McCain
150 13 counties in the northeastern panhandle. I think Pampa (where Woody Guthrie spent formative years) is the largest town. 98523, 69 w, 27 h, 86.0% McCain. Yeah. Unless it gets beat somewhere in Utah this must be the most Republican district in the known universe.

151 8 counties out on the Caprock and the northern outskirts of Amarillo. 101919, 48 w, 46 (28) h, 79.1% McCain
152 Amarillo North (Potter County) 95919, 44 w, 40 (23) h, 65.9% McCain
153 Amarillo South (Randall County) 97435, 77 w, 17 h, 81.5% McCain
154 7 counties round Plainview and the southern parts of Randall. 100892, 51 w, 43 h, 74.8% McCain

155 Lubbock East 98358, 49 (40) h, 35 w, 13 b, 50.5% McCain. This ought to be interesting.
156 Lubbock (West) Central 101161, 67 w, 24 h, 70.2% McCain. Wholly within city limits.
157 Lubbock West (South West as far as the city is concerned) - Hockley 102247, 69 w, 26 h, 79.1% McCain

158 7 counties, extending northwest from Big Spring 99672, 51 w, 43 h, 75.9% McCain

159 Midland 101569, 61 w, 30 h, 81.7% McCain
160 South Odessa - South Midland 101201, 66 (49) h, 27 w, 62.0% McCain. There is the obvious alternative of having two wholly urban Midland and Odessa districts, but I preferred to draw this prime opportunity for a Hispanic Republican. They're basically twin towns.
161 North Odessa - 7 rural Permian counties 101405, 53 w, 42 h, 79.8% McCain

162 7 West Central Texas counties and the outer parts of two more, with Sweetwater as the main population center. 102653, 67 w, 27 h, 78.6% McCain
163 Abilene 100150, 65 w, 24 h, 71.6% McCain
164 San Angelo 97030, 55 w, 38 h, 68.7% McCain. Completely donutted.

165 Kerrville - points west (10 counties) 97590, 70 w, 27 h, 74.8% McCain

166 Sutter - Kendall - Blanco - South Burnet 103845, 77 w, 20 h, 75.7% McCain
167 Coryell - Lampasas - North Burnet 102714, 66 w, 16 h, 12 b, 67.6% McCain. Fort Hood making its presence felt. You know you're in strange country when army bases depress Conservative margins of victory. I know people (siblings) who grew up here.

168 8 counties round about Brownwood and the Colorado River 103283, 78 w, 18 h, 79.6% McCain
169 Erath - Eastland - Comanche - Hamilton - Bosque 97176, 79 w, 18 h, 77.2% McCain

3 Bell County districts. At the upper limits of population tolerance, limiting options.
170 Killeen (bulk of) 103842, 35 w, 32 b, 23 h, 65.6% Obama
171 South Bell (incl. Killeen E) 102974, 54 w, 21 h, 18 b, 58.2% McCain
172 North Bell (Temple) 103419, 64 w, 21 h, 11 b, 66.5% McCain

3 wholly or partly McLennan districts
173 West McLennan (incl. the areas in Waco around the lake) 99722, 78 w, 13 h, 72.7% McCain
174 Waco Central 102064, 37 (19) h, 36 w, 24 b, 60.2% Obama
175 East McLennan - Hill - Falls - Robertson 102697, 68 w, 17 h, 13 b, 66.0% McCain

2 Brazos County districts
176 Bryan 96611, 48 w, 33 h, 15 b, 62.4% McCain
177 College Station 98240, 70 w, 14 h, 66.8% McCain. All the city and one (large) precinct directly south of it, with the Bryan district forming a near-donut around it.

178 Washington - Austin - Grimes - South East Burleson 95951, 64 w, 19 h, 15 b, 71.3% McCain
179 East Williamson - Milam - Lee - North West Burleson 98359, 61 w, 28 h, 62.1% McCain

3 wholly Williamson districts
180 North Williamson (Georgetown) 103224, 73 w, 21 h, 65.6% McCain
181 Round Rock 97869, 54 w, 28 h, 51.5% McCain
182 Jollyville - Round Rock West 97200, 63 w, 19 h, 50.3% Obama, R avg

183 Cedar Park - Jonestown 103942, 73 w, 17 h, 59.3% McCain. Mostly in Williamson but extends into Travis.

10 wholly Travis districts. Obama outperformed averages - and those are quite Democratic already. Hispanic registration as abysmal as in DFW.
184 Austin North West 102875, 78 w, 11 h, 58.7% Obama
185 Austin North 99623, 55 w, 21 h, 13 a, 62.6% Obama
186 Pflugerville 101360, 44 w, 30 h, 15 b, 59.1% Obama, R avg (barely)
187 Austin East - Manor - Garfield 101231, 54 (26) h, 23 b, 20 w, 80.0% Obama. Only rivercrossing district.
188 Austin North Central 99164, 62 (21) h, 23 w, 11 b, 77.8% Obama
189 Austin Central 99781, 58 w, 23 h, 78.7% Obama
190 Austin South Central 97192, 56 w, 36 h, 77.9% Obama
191 Austin South 97094, 62 w, 27 h, 60.9% Obama
192 Austin South East - Elroy 101246, 66 (35) h, 22 w, 75.9% Obama
193 South West Travis 98102, 80 w, 12 h, 53.2% McCain. This is where extremely wealthy Texans who need to be close to state government go to live.

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194 North Hays 95656, 58 w, 36 h, 54.3% McCain
195 South Hays - North Guadalupe (and a tiny bit of Comal. Built around San Marcos but it's drowned out by suburbs.) 102391, 61 w, 34 h, 56.0% McCain
196 South Guadalupe 101310, 55 w, 34 h, 64.7% McCain
197 Comal (bulk) 97755, 70 w, 26 h, 73.8% McCain

17 Bexar districts. Very provisional names as Silverlight was oddly unhelpful.
198 North Bexar 103935, 57 w, 30 h, 67.5% McCain
199 North West Bexar 105092, 49 w, 40 h, 61.5% McCain
200 San Antonio North West 102365, 44 (33) h, 40 w, 50.3% McCain
201 Leon Valley 99663, 55 (40) h, 33 w, 53.4% Obama, R avg
202 San Antonio West 103766, 65 (48) h, 22 w, 60.1% Obama
203 Woodlawn Lake - Garza Park (one of the west central San Antonio districts) 99452, 86 h, 70.0% Obama
204 San Pedro Avenue (the most central one) 96566, 79 h, 17 w, 64.1% Obama
205 Alamo Heights - Airport 99596, 56 w, 33 h, 54.7% McCain
206 San Antonio North - Castle Heights - Hollywood Park 103251, 55 w, 38 h, 60.2% McCain
207 San Antonio North East - Windcrest 103074, 45 w, 42 (27) h, 56.6% McCain
208 East Bexar 98431, 44 w, 37 h, 14 b, 56.1% McCain
209 San Antonio East - Kirby 104428, 48 (31) h, 29 b, 18 w, 69.7% Obama. My attempt at a Black opportunity district in San Antone.
210 San Antonio South East 95429, 76 h, 13 w, 71.5% Obama
211 San Antonio South ("King William - Flores Street"?) 98042, 89 h, 72.9% Obama
212 Amistad Park 101515, 90 h, 76.0% Obama (the more southerly west central one)
213 San Antonio South West 97611, 82 h, 13 w, 72.9% Obama
214 South Bexar 102590, 70 (55) h, 23 w, 53.8% Obama
Obviously it would have been possible to draw more Hispanic majority districts. But only by making goddamn ugly ribbons.

On to South Texas (incl. Gulf Coast) - beginning with two more prime Hispanic Republican opportunities.
215 Medina - Uvalde - Zavala - Frio 101305, 65 (56) h, 32 w, 53.7% McCain

216 Atascosa - Live Oak - Bee - West Wilson 102119, 57 (>50) h, 39 w, 57.7% McCain
217 Gonzales - Lavaca - DeWitt - Karnes - East Wilson 103093, 59 w, 34 h, 71.4% McCain

218 Caldwell - North Bastrop 96458, 49 w, 41 h, 52.3% McCain
219 Wharton - Colorado - Fayette - South Bastrop 102487, 61 w, 27 h, 11 b, 67.2% McCain

220 Victoria - Jackson 100868, 50 w, 42 h, 67.9% McCain

221 Matagorda - Calhoun - Aransas - Refugio - Goliad 95834, 53 w, 37 h, 63.7% McCain. No road contiguity but alternatives were awkward. Driving through Weedhaven is not detrimental to your health, anyways.

222 Nueces - San Patricio Coastal 99265, 56 w, 36 h, 65.5% McCain
223 Nueces - San Patricio Inland 103189, 68 (60) h, 30 w, 51.9% McCain, D avg. Much better for community of interest than anything that doesn't split San Patricio. Both districts intrude on Corpus Christi city limits but not the urban core, which can then be split by whether there  are Anglos there. Interesting elections in 223 as long as R's nominate a Hispanic.
224 Corpus Christi West 99458, 83 h, 10 w, 70.9% Obama
225 Corpus Christi East 103115, 51 (37) h, 41 w, 57.6% McCain

226 Kleberg - Jim Wells - Duval - Jim Hogg - Brooks - Kenedy 97620, 79 h, 18 w, 61.4% Obama

4 Cameron districts
227 East Cameron 100204, 86 h, 13 w, 60.2% Obama
228 Brownsville 103155, 94 h, 74.3% Obama
229 South West Cameron 104231, 93 h, 71.7% Obama
230 Harlingen 98630, 80 h, 18 w, 53.0% Obama, R avg

7 3/4 Hidalgo districts
231 North Hidalgo - Willacy 99287, 93 h, 77.9% Obama
232 Weslaco - Mercedes 96639, 91 h, 70.5% Obama
233 San Juan 99678, 94 h, 75.3% Obama
234 Pharr 103383, 93 h, 73.7% Obama
235 Ediburg - McAllen North 99836, 86 h, 10 w, 64.2% Obama
236 McAllen 102320, 87 h, 63.5% Obama
237 Mission North - Alton 98781, 93 h, 65.4% Obama
238 Mission South 96979, 88 h, 11 w, 68.6% Obama

239 Starr - Zapata - South Webb 98046, 96 h, 80.9% Obama. Portion in Webb not as small as it looks.
240 Laredo South 103808, 97 h which is yet another crazy record, 77.9% Obama
241 Laredo North 101104, 94 h, 66.8% Obama
242 Maverick - North Webb - 4 fairly empty counties 97777, 92 h, 71.1% Obama

243 Val Verde - Trans-Pecos, 104419, 73 (59) h, 24 w, 51.8% Obama. Half the population is in Val Verde.

And eight districts in El Paso County and then we're through.
244 Socorro - San Elizario 95531, 97 h (a mere 96.6 vs 97.2 in 240, though), 81.0% Obama
245 Homestead Meadows - Horizon City 100933, 88 h, 70.4% Obama
246 El Paso North East 105146, 76 h, 18 w, 63.3% Obama
247 El Paso East 100268, 87 h, 68.2% Obama
248 El Paso East Central 101836, 95 h, 81.0% Obama
249 El Paso West Central 96262, 75 h, 19 w, 64.1% Obama
250 El Paso North Side 99091, 69 (51) h, 20 w, 60.5% Obama
251 El Paso West Side 101580, 71 (51) h, 24 w, 53.6% Obama, R avg. These figures almost tempt one to draw a White-opportunity district, but there's a mountain in the way.
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« Reply #93 on: October 03, 2012, 07:22:01 am »
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Logically I ought to complete the Midwest (Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska still outstanding) but I felt more like going west.



Montana offers some rather challenging geography and population distribution. Besides, the DRA has only block groups, not precincts, and no election data. I managed not to divide any major population centers but it forced some ugly compromises. (I also drew this in less than half an hour. Ooh, I didn't even renumber.)

Billings City 102823, 87% White, 5% Hispanic
Southeast 102345, 82% White, 12% Native (Crow and Northern Cheyenne Reservations)
Kalispell 94095, 94% White
Missoula 94646, 91% White
Far West 96896, 94% White
Helena - Polson 100642, 85% White, 8% Native (Flathead Reservation, home to Salish & Kootenai Nation. Naming issues with this government-created amalgamation of peoples... not to mention it's one of those severalty-allotted, White-overrun, fertile-farmland reservations.)
Bozeman 98181, 94% White
North 99835, 70% White, 25% Native (Blackfeet, Rocky Boy's, Fort Belknap and Fort Peck Reservations. I actually tried to draw a district that stretched all the way round to take in Crow and Northern Cheyenne as well, but it got too ridiculous.)
Butte - Random Leftover Areas 98401, 94% White
Great Falls 101552, 89% White
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« Reply #94 on: October 03, 2012, 08:22:34 am »
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In the same vein, Idaho.



Bonner - Boundary - N Kootenai (includes all of Hayden) 93220, 94 w, 62.6% McCain
Coeur d'Alene 97123, 91 w, 59.4% McCain
Latah - Nez Perce (excl. the reservation) - Benewah - Shoshone 94019, 91 w, 52.9% McCain
either side of Hells Canyon Tongue 96767, 87 w, 8 h, 66.7% McCain
Caldwell - Owyhee 102619, 69 w, 27 h, 67.4% McCain
Nampa 97830, 75 w, 21 h, 66.6% McCain
Ada N (Boise NW - Eagle) 98512, 87 w, 7 h, 55.5% McCain
Ada W (Meridian) 95236, 88 w, 6 h, 64.6% McCain
Ada E (Boise E) 96734, 87 w, 6 h, 62.1% Obama. Hm-hmm.
Ada S (Boise SW - Kuna) 101883, 84 w, 9 h, 56.1% McCain
Twin Falls - Jerome 99604, 79 w, 18 h, 68.0% McCain
Snake River Valley 101285, 72 w, 24 h, 72.2% McCain. This district looks very odd - in part due to following county lines - but makes a considerable degree of sense. I think. It's more than can be said of its northern neighbor.
Bannock (excl. the reservation) - Franklin - Bear Lake 99585, 89 w, 7 h, 60.8% McCain
Blackfoot - empty center of state 93898, 79 w, 14 h, 60.0% McCain. Something had to give.
Idaho Falls 100296, 85 w, 12 h, 70.0% McCain
Rexburg - etc 98971, 88 w, 10 h, 78.4% McCain
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« Reply #95 on: October 03, 2012, 08:54:08 am »
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Wyoming. Enough for today.



Cheyenne, 91738, 81 w, 13 h, 59.8% McCain
Laramie - Rock Springs 98398, 84 w, 12 h, 57.3% McCain. Only split county but at least I managed not to split the town of Rock Springs. 100,000 inhabitants would actually be outside of range for Wyoming, strange as it sounds.
Evanston - Jackson Hole (or whatever) 89159, 87 w, 10 h, 60.6% McCain
Riverton - Cody 94455, 82 w, 9 n, 6 h, 69.7% McCain. Wind River, the reservation with two nations on it.
Casper 91767, 90 w, 7 h, 68.3% McCain
Gillette - Sheridan 98109, 92 w, 5 h, 75.5% McCain
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This is amazing.
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« Reply #97 on: October 04, 2012, 04:20:33 am »
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Another look at Montana. Better version over all.
It obviously violates an implicit rule of this thread so far, but it's the only reasonable alternative to a district stretching out into the plains from Helena (or Butte).
If you consider the Great Falls & Helena district here unbearable, then something like this is your best bet:



Oh, right (this is for the latter map)

Kalispell - Lincoln 96987, 94
Flathead Lake - diverse mountain valleys 97562, 86, 8 Native
Missoula 97211, 91
Butte - Ravalli - Beaverhead 96035, 93
Great Falls 100559, 89
Helena - points east 103486, 94
Bozeman 97204 (previous version must have a trapped precinct, in Dillon maybe), 94
North 98616, 70, 26 Native
Billings 99367, 86, 6 Hispanic
Southeast 102388, 82, 12 Native. Okay, so you probably want to move some more precincts on the outskirts of Billings back into the urban district, as in version 1.

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« Reply #98 on: October 04, 2012, 09:12:00 am »
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Colorado. 50 districts.



Boundaries outside map at top and bottom run along county lines.
A lot more county splits than strictly necessary to instill at least some sense.

Race figures listed from 5% on. 2 numbers is White-Hispanic; where other groups make it all have been listed. As Obama carried 31 districts but only 20 have a Democratic average, R avg is mentioned throughout.

1 Park - Aspen - Gunnison 96967, 85-12, 60.6% Obama. Beginning here because it doesn't county splits in more than one direction. Note the double carves into Eagle and Summit to bring it up to population and not disrupt links.
2 Eagle - Clear Creek - Steamboat Springs 100789, 79-19, 58.5% Obama. Boundary runs just west of Steamboat Springs.
3 Garfield - Moffat - Palisade 96429, 76-21, 55.8% McCain. Note the situation around Grand Junction - the town of Palisade is included here, the suburbs of Orchard Mesa and Clifton in the 5th, while the city itself and areas to the west form the 4th district.
4 Grand Junction 101661, 84-12, 63.1% McCain
5 Montrose - Delta - Clifton - Orchard Mesa 105469, 79-18, 64.6% McCain
6 Durango - Cortez - Telluride 95731, 81w-11h-6n, 52.8% Obama, R avg. Ute Reservations. Split through Montrose follows a mountain range. Tiny Hinsdale and Mineral Counties placed here to bring population within tolerance.
7 San Luis Valley - Trinidad - La Junta 101147, 56-41, 50.5% Obama, R avg. Just not enough people in the Valley.
8 Pueblo 103331, 45-51, 65.8% Obama. White VAP plurality (not majority). A Hispanic VAP plurality would have been possible, but at what price? A majority not, I think. Even as is a few White precincts in the north of the city proper have been carved.
9 Pueblo West - Fremont - Custer 104112, 77-18, 59.3% McCain
10 High Plains 100138, 79-16, 70.5% McCain. Yeah, I added that carve into El Paso County when I understood that Teller County did not logically belong with anywhere else than El Paso... which brings us to a more detailed map.



11 Fort Carson - Fountain - Security 102386, 66w-17h-9b, 57.9% McCain
12 Colorado Springs South 103417, 49w-30h-12b, 55.0% Obama, R avg. Maximized minority presence. Still a White VAP majority.
13 Colorado Springs East - Cimarron Hills 98038, 72w-14h-6b, 63.0% McCain
14 Colorado Springs Central 104324, 76-14, 53.6% McCain
15 Colorado Springs North - Black Forest 100864, 83-8, 71.0% McCain
16 Colorado Springs West - Manitou Springs - Teller 104226, 86-8, 56.0% McCain. And yeah, this map did end up screwing Dems quite a bit. Oh right, next map.



I don't know if anybody could possibly make this out, but I changed the numbering scheme in JeffCo and rejigged a few precincts in Denver and a few more in Adams between the overview map and this one. This one is the one that counts, though.
17 Castle Rock - Woodmoor 103161, 87-8, 61.8% McCain. Outer Douglas County, with a carve into El Paso to bring it up to population for three districts.
18 Parker - The Pinery 101221, 85-7, 58.2% McCain. Northeast Douglas.
19 Highlands Ranch 96878, 84w-7h-6a, 55.1% McCain. Wait, that map is not clear enough?



20 Littleton - Englewood 98010, 79-15, 53.2% Obama, R avg
21 Centennial 103295, 82w-7h-6a, 50.6% Obama, R avg
22 East Arapahoe 96699, 71w-11h-8a-7b, 50.8% McCain
23 Aurora South East 104002, 60w-17h-13b-6a, 58.3% Obama
24 Aurora Central 103545, 46w-25h-19b-5a, 66.4% Obama. White VAP majority.
25 Aurora North 97918, 50h-27w-17b, 69.2% Obama. Just under 50 even in total population. Cuts across a county line, of course.
26 Brighton - East Adams 96574, 65-28, 49.8% Obama, R avg
27 Thornton - Northglenn 104138, 54-38, 61.1% Obama
28 Westminster - Thornton North 105528, 67w-23h-5a, 56.2% Obama, R avg. That's the Adams (main) portion of Westminster, of course.
29 Commerce City - Berkley - Sherrelwood - Federal Heights 97170, 36-58, 66.9% Obama. First of three districts with a Hispanic VAP majority. If that spike between Westminster and Thornton looks odd to you, well it is a municipal boundary. It is also unnecessary to get the district over 50% VAP, Westminster south of the interstate serves just as well but introduces a non-negligible municipal split.
30 Denver North East 102521, 37h-30b-26w, 86.8% Obama. Maximizing the Black population and presumably Black plurality CVAP. Hispanic plurality VAP.
31 Denver East 99971, 68w-14h-11b, 73.4% Obama
32 Denver South East 103344, 74w-13h-6b, 66.6% Obama. These two include the enclaves that exist within the city&county, but otherwise I respected Denver's boundaries - which forced some very fine jiggling to create two Hispanic majority VAP constituencies as I couldn't drop off White areas at the city's far corners. It was *just about* possible, though!
33 Denver Central 99490, 76-14, 80.7% Obama
34 Denver North West 97006, 36-56, 81.8% Obama
35 Denver South West 104556, 35-57, 64.8% Obama. Those rich Whites out by Marston Lake vote quite marginally.
36 Columbine - Ken Caryl 96620, 84-10, 50.7% McCain
37 Lakewood South 97752, 74-19, 56.6% Obama
38 Wheat Ridge - Applewood - Lakewood North 99649, 71-24, 59.0% Obama
39 Arvada 100262, 80-15, 53.1% Obama, R avg
40 West Jefferson 98295, 91-5, 51.5% Obama, R avg. Just under 5% Hispanic, actually. You want to look at an earlier map again now.
41 Broomfield - Westminster West 97851, 80w-12h-6a, 55.5% Obama, R avg. Broomfield is of course a county of its own now.
42 Lafayette - Louisville 100584, 84-9, 70.5% Obama. And much of rural Boulder County.
43 Boulder 97691, 83-9, 84.9% Obama
44 Longmont 96292, 72-23, 59.0% Obama
45 Outer Larimer 99792, 86-11, 50.5% McCain
46 Loveland - Fort Collins South 101430, 85-11, 49.9% McCain
47 Fort Collins 98408, 83-10, 66.2% Obama
48 West Weld 104508, 76-20, 53.9% McCain
49 Greeley 103015, 56-40, 51.3% Obama, R avg
50 East Weld - Fort Morgan - Sterling 102991, 73-23, 64.4% McCain
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« Reply #99 on: October 06, 2012, 06:34:40 am »
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New Mexico. 21 districts. 2 figures is Anglo-Hispanic, 3 is Anglo-Hispanic-Native.

Clovis - Raton, 7 counties, 98279, 52-41, 61.9% McCain
Carlsbad - Hobbs, one county and the greater part of another, 47-48 (Anglo VAP majority), 66.2% McCain
Alamogordo - Artesia, one county and minority parts of three, 101209, 48-43 (Anglo VAP majority), 62.4% McCain
Outer Dona Ana, 98955, 25-73, 58.7% Obama
Las Cruces, 99785, 36-59, 59.6% Obama
Roswell - Ruidoso - Edgewood, 2 counties and parts of 2 more, 100645, 53-42, 61.5% McCain
Las Vegas - Los Alamos, 4 counties and part of one, 98535, 40-54 (Hispanic VAP majority), 72.3% Obama
Santa Fe, 95375, 42-54 (Hispanic VAP plurality), 84.7% Obama
Rio Arriba - Taos - Outer Sandoval, 24-53-21 (Hispanic VAP majority), 77.5% Obama. Loads of Upper Rio Grande pueblos and the Jicarilla Apache.



Rio Rancho - Bernalillo (the town), 98222, 51-40, 51.5% Obama, R avg
Albuquerque North - Los Ranchos - Corrales, 99999 (lol), 45-47 (Anglo VAP plurality), 60.4% Obama
Albuquerque North West ("Petroglyph" if you want named divisions), 101872, 30-61, 62.5% Obama
Albuquerque South West ("Five Points - Los Padillas"? Much of this is actually outside city limits) 97607, 14-80, 71.7% Obama
Albuquerque North East ("Paseo del Norte"), 97108, 63-26, 50.8% McCain
Albuquerque East Central ("Nob Hill - Uptown"), 95232, 55-33, 67.3% Obama
Albuquerque South East ("Manzano Hills"?) - East Bernalillo, 97435, 58-30, 51.3% Obama, R avg
Albuquerque South ("Old Town") - Isleta - Peralta, 95942, 28-58-7, 71.9% Obama. Isleta Pueblo. Sorry for that, the next district had to lose population, Albquerque had to pick up some, and the Isleta are totally in the way.
Valencia (bulk) - Cibola - Zuni, one county and parts of three more, 97965, 29-47-21, 59.9% Obama. Acoma, Laguna, Zuni, and the Ramah and Canoncito Navajo enclaves (the latter is why the cut into Bernalillo)
Navajoland (part on the cool side of the stateline), part of two counties, 94713, 10-11-77, 68.2% Obama
Farmington, 98308, 54-24-19, 68.8% McCain. Loads of Navajo in this natural ressources town just offrez, obviously.
Silver City - Deming - Socorro, five whole counties, 93082, 46-49 (Anglo VAP majority), 54.5% Obama, R avg

The following reservations are trapped in Native-under-5%-districts: Mescalero Apache (Alamogordo. Nothing to be done for that as it's too far from all other Native Country), Alamo Navajo (Silver City. Bordering the Cibola district, but fixing this would have required two county splits as removing it brings the Silver City district below tolerance), Nambe, Tesuque, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso (in northern Santa Fe county and the Las Vegas district. I suppose fixing this could be done, but it'd require a complex set of changes and additional cuts).
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