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« Reply #100 on: October 06, 2012, 06:43:29 am »
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And I notice that Navajoland (not the district, the land. Not the official reservation either, of course) appears to extend into northwestern Sandoval. Oh well.
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« Reply #101 on: October 06, 2012, 12:29:54 pm »
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And another oddball state with oddball geography. This is what I went West for. 64 districts. 2 figures is ever White-Hispanic. Where more groups make it past 5% all are named.



1 Yuma West, 96483, 16-80, 57.0% Obama
2 Yuma East, 99268, 54-40, 64.7% McCain. Make of that what you will.
 
3 Kingman - Lake Havasu City (yeah, I'm jumping a county. So?) 101723, 83-12, 68.3% McCain
4 Bullhead City 98463, 76-17, 62.1% McCain. This is, like, the way to split Mohave County in two and not split any of its three main population centers. Mohave-Coconino County line splits Kaibab Paiute and Hualapai Reservations, but populated parts are wholly in Mohave.

5 Flagstaff - Page - Hopi 103192, 60w-19n-16h, 56.4% Obama. Only way not to split the Navajo (except for Coalmine and Cameron. Contiguity overrules.) Little bite into Yavapai because not doing that extra county split forced something weird. One of the Mohave districts could have taken the area instead.
6 Navajoland (AZ) 101053, 94% Native, 80.2% Obama. Yessir.
7 Chino Valley - Cottonwood - Sedona 103995, 79-15, 56.4% McCain. Unfortunate but avoids splitting Prescott.
8 Prescott 101965, 84-12, 63.1% McCain

9 Payson - South Navajo (county) - Eagar 104252, 76w-15h-6n, 72.2% McCain. Chock full of Mormons. A few Navajos in the towns, especially Winslow. Vernon had to be removed to bring the district within tolerance.
10 Safford - Douglas - Apache 95126, 38h-35w-24n (White VAP plurality), 54.9% McCain
11 West Cochise 102537, 67-22, 62.4% McCain
12 East Pinal - Globe 101732, >50w-37h-5n, 56.3% McCain. Two thirds of the Natives are in the huge, voter-poor Cactus Forest precinct... I think that has the diverse state prisons round Florence. Welcome to Arizona - a warm version of Canada. (Canadian prisons can be as full of Natives as American prisons are of Blacks. I would suppose the same is true in South Dakota or Montana.)

13 Apache Junction 98000, 80-15, 59.8% McCain. Note this district extends into Maricopa.
14 San Tan Valley 98443, 67-23, 59.9% McCain
15 Casa Grande - Maricopa (city) 102118, 53w-33h-6b, 53.8% McCain
16 West Pinal - Buckeye - Tohono O'odham 102014, 41w-34h-19n, 55.0% McCain. What a crazy leftovers district. Indians include Gila River and Ak-Chin as well as Tohono O'odham. There's another leftovers district nearby, of course, but first we go down to Tucson.



17 Oro Valley - Picture Rocks 97621, 77-17, 58.7% McCain
18 Casas Adobes - Flowering Wells - Kino 104260, 68-24, 52.9% McCain
19 Tucson West - Drexel Heights 97977, 34-59, 62.1% Obama
20 Tucson Santa Cruz 101812, 23-68, 71.3% Obama. Named for and follows the riverbed.
21 Tucson South East 99112, 65h-24w-5b, 67.1% Obama
22 Tucson Sam Hughes 104413, 63-24, 69.7% Obama. Silverlight calls it that. The named divisions are mostly to avoid the question of what should be considered Central, of course.
23 Tucson East 102523, 65w-23h-5b, 50.1% Obama, R avg
24 Catalina Foothills - Tanque Verde 103600, 79-12, 50.0% McCain. Extends into Tucson city limits actually.
25 Tucson South East - Green Valley 103373, 73-19, 57.3% McCain. Racially motivated carveout.
26 Nogales - Sahuarita - Summit 98927, 30-63, 57.0% Obama. Though Native population is recorded as just 4.5%, the DRA figure is for non-Hispanic Native. The district includes San Xavier and Pascua Yaqui - and I think most or all of that 1/4 Hispanics at Pascua are Native Americans. Yaquis are not the only Arizona Native Peoples to sometimes do that, either.



27 North West Maricopa - La Paz - South Yavapai 98009, 68-24, 65.9% McCain
28 Goodyear - Litchfield Park 97912, 56w-30h-7b, 58.4% McCain
29 El Mirage 100026, 59w-29h-6b, 55.5% McCain. Can someone tell me what the areas west of El Mirage and south of Sun City West are actually called? Black presence round these parts is military.
30 Sun City 103783, 85-10, 59.9% McCain
31 Peoria North - Vistancia 94952, 82-10, 65.5% McCain
32 Peoria 99652, 67-24, 58.3% McCain
33 Glendale North 103656, 69-20, 58.8% McCain. Though the furthest north parts are missing.
34 Glendale South 101963, 57h-29w-8b, 53.1% Obama
35 Phoenix West End 95797, 67h-30w-7b, 54.6% Obama
36 Phoenix Cartwright 97532, 12-81, 65.4% Obama
37 Phoenix Fowler - Tolleson - Avondale 100562, 67h-19w-9b, 63.5% Obama
38 Phoenix Laveen 97954, 58h-20w-15b, 67.3% Obama
39 Phoenix Encanto Park - Riverside 95517, 65h-24w-7b, 72.2% Obama
40 Phoenix Indian School - Cielito Park 96942, 62h-25w-6b, 65.0% Obama. I didn't magically carve up a Black community here or anything; Phoenix Blacks are just this dispersed across the Hispanic-dominated parts of the city.
41 Phoenix Alhambra 102038, 49h-34w-7b, 52.0% Obama. Impossible to draw yet another Hispanic VAP majority (or even close) district here in what's already the north side of town, even when shoring up with some south side precincts. Content with a solid plurality and a mostly compact shape.
42 Phoenix Cactus Park 95168, 64-25, 56.7% McCain
43 Phoenix Adobe - Thunderbird Park 97711, 77w-12h-5a, 62.0% McCain. Thunderbird Park represents the Glendale bit.
44 Phoenix Cave Buttes - Currys Corner 98273, 81-10, 60.2% McCain
45 Phoenix Lookout Mountain 101923, 66-25, 54.1% McCain
46 Phoenix Sunnyslope 98415, 69-21, 49.8% McCain
47 Phoenix Paradise Valley 98143, 83-9, 59.0% McCain. The suburb of that name and most of the Phoenix area of that name to the north. Not going to say it twice am I? Also, I guess it's clear now why the new Arizona 9 is that particular shape.
48 Phoenix Camelback - Piestewa Peak 99699, 59-31, 51.2% Obama, R avg
49 Phoenix Airport 96184, 63h-17w-15b, 73.9% Obama. That's got to be the most downtown major airport in the universe. And that probably explains a lot about Maricopa's effed-up settlement pattern. Combines populated areas on either side of the airport.
50 Phoenix Ahwatukee - Guadalupe, 95181, 64w-18h-7b-6n, 50.7% Obama, R avg. That's non-Hispanic Native - of course. Guadalupe is a city, not a reservation, but it's a center of Yaqui settlement nonetheless.

51 Scottsdale 99794, 79-14, 51.1% McCain. Old Scottsdale, that is.
52 Fountain Hills - Taliesin 96881, 88-5, 59.1% McCain. The lilywhitest part of the state.
53 Cave Creek - Anthem - Salt River 99643, 84w-7h-5n, 66.3% McCain. Fort McDowell Yavapai is much smaller than Salt River.
54 Tempe N - Mesa NW 101456, 54w-29h-6b-5a, 57.8% Obama
55 Tempe S 96015, 65w-19h-6b-5a, 53.8% Obama
56 Mesa N, 100130, 70-22, 65.4% McCain
57 Mesa W, 103800, 43-46 (Anglo VAP plurality), 50.4% McCain. Best I could do... and carving out those White areas near Tempe in order to add more suburban Hispanics actually flipped the district to McCain. That was before I decided to put the carved-out bit into a Tempe-based district.
58 Mesa S 95871, 76-17, 62.7% McCain
59 Mesa E 98362, 78-16, 62.2% McCain
60 Gilbert E 103533, 73w-15h-5a, 64.8% McCain
61 Gilbert W 96582, 72w-16h-6a, 61.0% McCain
62 Chandler NW 104659, 62w-22h-7a, 50.6% McCain
63 Chandler SE 104634, 58w-25h-9a, 54.8% McCain. Took a bit of searching to find an alignment that looked good and kept both within tolerance.
64 Queens Creek - Chandler Heights - Sun Lakes 99683, 77-13, 64.0% McCain
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« Reply #102 on: October 06, 2012, 02:39:48 pm »
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28 district Utah.
Hispanics over 5% everywhere, in sufficient concentration to draw an opportunity district nowhere.

1 Cache (bulk) - Rich 101180, 86-10, 69.8% McCain
2 Box Elder - Nort Ogden - Hyman 100727, 89-8, 77.0% McCain
3 Ogden 96919, 68-26, 54.6% McCain. Odd design to the northwest avoids a municipal split. (It also shores up McCain a little, but that's life.)
4 Roy 97298, 84-11, 64.6% McCain.
5 Clearfield 103266, 83-10, 69.8% McCain
6 Layton 101241, 86-9, 71.1% McCain
7 Bountiful 101972, 89-6, 68.5% McCain
8 North East 100342, 86-8, 73.0% McCain. Note the split of Summit County; that removed some hugely Democratic territory.
9 East Millcreek - Holladay - Park City 96363, 87-7, 55.6% Obama
10 Salt Lake City South 99040, 75-15, 67.7% Obama. And South Salt Lake.
11 Salt Lake City North 100042, 58-28-8 asian, 68.7% Obama
12 Tooele - Magna - Salt Lake City West 95501, 74-19, 57.3% McCain. Not much of the city, thankfully.
13 West Valley City North 95729, 53-34-9 asian, 50.6% Obama
14 West Valley City South - Kearny - Taylorsville West 94604, 74-19, 57.3% McCain
15 Murray - Taylorsville East 99866, 77-14, 49.6% Obama
16 West Jordan West - Harriman 98869, 78-15, 61.1% McCain. Yeah, I know. Bit awkward.
17 West Jordan East - Midvale - Cottonwood Heights 94061, 78-15, 50.2% McCain. Ditto. But it kept splits down and enabled a very nice map to the south.
18 Sandy 97627, 86-8, 55.4% McCain
19 South Jordan - Riverton - Bluffdale 96874, 89-6, 69.4% McCain
20 Lehi - Draper 100242, 88-7, 72.3% McCain. Across the county line.
21 American Fork - Alpine 95508, 90-6, 81.4% McCain
22 Orem 98508, 79-15, 77.6% McCain. And Lindon.
23 Provo 100856, 80-13, 73.5% McCain
24 Spanish Fork - Springville - Provo South 96706, 84-12, 77.2% McCain
25 Sanpete - Juab - Payson - Eagle Mountain 103344, 87-9, 76.7% McCain
26 South East 93783, 82-9 navajo-7, 64.8% McCain. Welcome to Utah. Nobody actually lives here.
27 South West 103606, 88-8, 75.2% McCain
28 Saint George 99804, 84-11, 76.1% McCain

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« Reply #103 on: October 07, 2012, 05:19:07 am »
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1 Carson City - Douglas 102271, 76w-17h, 52.6% McCain
2 Reno S - Verdi - Incline Village 103418, 75w-16h-6a, 50.7% Obama, R avg
3 Reno C 104689, 60w-27h-6a, 63.7% Obama
4 Reno N - Sun Valley - Spanish Springs 101925, 66w-23h, 54.3% Obama, R avg
5 Sparks 97284, 62w-26h-6a, 55.4% Obama

6 Rural West 95170, 79w-13h, 58.2% McCain.
As implied but not shown in the map, includes Esmeralda, but not points south. Note that both rural districts carve into Washoe - while preventable, it was a tradeoff for a clearer west vs north divide.
7 Rural North 95234, 70w-21h-5n, 65.5% McCain.
Includes all the unmapped areas except Nye and Lincoln Counties.
8 Boulder City - Pahrump - Rural South 103074, 79w-14h, 58.0% McCain.
The mother of all donuts, includes outer Clark County, Nye and Lincoln. That big precinct at the northwest corner of this map extends to the county line, but has 5000 inhabitants mostly or all living at the Las Vegas end, where it's part of the built-up area.



9 Henderson E 99442, 69w-17h, 50.4% Obama, R avg
10 Henderson SW 99914, 72w-11h-10a, 49.6% McCain
11 Henderson NW - Paradise E 97719, 61w-21h-8a, 57.1% Obama
12 Paradise W - Winchester 103813, 44h-33w-11b-9a, 69.3% Obama
13 Paradise S 102587, 55w-20h-14a-7b, 59.0% Obama
14 Enterprise 100277, 48w-23a-17h-7b, 58.7% Obama.
15 Spring Valley W 96794, 49w-21a-17h-8b, 60.0% Obama
16 Spring Valley E 101587, 49w-24h-14a-10b, 58.5% Obama. All three districts have a White VAP majority.
17 Las Vegas E 96012, 64h-21w-10b, 73.4% Obama
18 Las Vegas C 99957, 47h-34w-10b-6a, 66.3% Obama. Downtown area mostly in E (or even North Las Vegas S), actually.
19 Las Vegas Summerlin 97439, 65w-15h-9b-7a, 54.0% Obama
20 Las Vegas - The Lakes 99186, 66w-13h-11a-6b, 52.4% Obama, R avg
21 Las Vegas Near NW 100606, 54w-26h-12b-5a, 56.4% Obama. Or whatever you want to call it.
22 Las Vegas Outer NW 103912, 64w-15h-10b-6a, 49.7% Obama, R avg
23 North Las Vegas N, 104197, 43w-26h-17b-9a, 63.4% Obama
24 North Las Vegas S, 98182, 57h-25b-13w, 84.9% Obama
25 Sunrise Manor W, 96390, 57h-24w-11b, 70.2% Obama
26 Sunrise Manor E - Nellis, 103857, 36h-35w-16b-8a, 63.4% Obama. White VAP plurality.
27 East Las Vegas 95615, 40w-38h-10b-8a, 66.7% Obama
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« Reply #104 on: October 07, 2012, 06:15:42 am »
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Hawai'i. 14 districts.
Fun to draw. Would need much higher tolerance in order not to draw ugly cross-island districts though.
Racial format is Asian - White - Other - Hispanic for all districts, though Hispanic is below 5.0 in two of them (but rounds up). Blacks peak at 4.2% in one of the military districts.

That is according to the DRA. I just learned something about the DRA that I'd never have noticed without opening Hawai'i. I knew, of course, that it's racial categories other than Hispanic are for Non-Hispanic X Only respondents. However, the DRA's Other category does not consist, as I always thought, of Non-Hispanic Some Other Race Only plus Non-Hispanic Two or More Races plus Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander, but only the first two. Pacific Islander Onlies (9.5% of Hawai'i's population) are instead collated with Asian Onlies. This gets particularly bizarre because the 4.7% of Hawai'is population who are Asian and Pacific Islander but no third race are not included but instead summed as Other.

Now Hawai'i is 38% Asian (47% according to DRA), 23% White, 9.5% Pacific Islander, 9% Hispanic, 1.5% Black and 19% all sorts of mixes (4.7% A-PI like Dan Akaka, 4.2% A-W, 2.5% W-PI like Tulsi Gabbard, 6.3% all three, etc pp.)

So, summary for the quick reader: "Asian" is pure Asian or pure Pacific Islander, a category that makes no sense whatsoever. "Other" is, basically, Non-Hispanic Mixed Race.

Also, remember how hugely well Obama did when contemplating the presidential figures.



Hawai'i E 96762, 37-25-25-12, 79.0% Obama. More Whites than Mixeds.
Hawai'i W - Maui E - Lana'i 93738, 29-37-22-11, 73.3% Obama. Including Lana'i here helped prevent an insensible split of Maui.
Maui N 92657, 42-26-21-10, 79.4% Obama
Koko Head - Waimanalo - Moloka'i - Maui W 100380, 37-35-19-8, 70.4% Obama. Yeah, I know this crosses a well-defined line on O'ahu. But you really need to draw the island from the populated part of the interior, which opens south to Pearl Harbor, and this is what that gets you.
Kailua - Kane'ohe Bay 101893, 33-32-25-9, 68.9% Obama
Honolulu East 99812, 56-23-16-5, 71.7% Obama
Honolulu Capitol - Manoa 96803, 60-20-14-5, 73.1% Obama
Honolulu Harbor - Punchbowl 99301, 71-9-14-5, 71.6% Obama. The named divisions are because the centre of town is split, basically.
Honolulu West - Halawa Heights 95481, 54-20-13-8, 71.0% Obama
Pearl City - Waimalu - Village Park 96615, 58-13-18-8, 71.0% Obama
Mililani Town - Wahiawa 95630, 43-22-20-11, 67.7% Obama
Waipahu - 'Ewa Beach 92224, 61-11-17-9, 66.6% Obama. Precinct size constraints.
O'ahu W 96103, 42-13-29-14, 67.5% Obama
Kaua'i - O'ahu N 101543, 37-31-21-9, 72.3% Obama

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« Reply #105 on: October 07, 2012, 08:06:43 am »
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There appear to be unfindable block groups in Alaska, with a combined population of 14,000 people.
Anyways, Fairbanks North Star Borough would be one district, the Panhandle, Valdez-Cordova, and the southeastern parts of Kenai Peninsula would be the second district, everything else outside of Anchorage including the rural fringes of Mat-Su would be the third district, there would be a Mat-Su district ending just north of Eagle Creek within official Anchorage, a Kenai - SW Anchorage district (there's a ferry somewhere?), and two wholly Anchorage districts one of them also covering Eagle Creek and the military bases.
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1 Scottsbluff 97261, 84w, 12 h, 69.9% McCain
2 North Platte 102615, 85w, 12 h, 70.9% McCain
3 Kearney - Hastings 103603, 91w, 67.8% McCain
4 North Central (no towns of any size here) 99508, 96w, 71.2% McCain
5 Dakota City - Fremont 97729, 80w, 13h, 56.7% McCain
6 Columbus - Norfolk 101291, 83w, 14h, 68.6% McCain
7 Grand Island 101189, 82w, 15h, 66.5% McCain
8 South East (maybe dead0 could find "Beatrice - Nebraska City", but even of that I'd not be too sure) 99017, 92w, 57.3% McCain
9 Lincoln North - Seward 98464, 83w, 49.5% Obama, R avg
10 Lincoln E 99089, 81w, 58.1% Obama
11 Lincoln S 104604, 91w, 52.1% McCain
12 Bellevue 102115, 80w, 56.6% McCain
13 West Sarpy - Plattsmouth 102746, 93w, 59.1% McCain
14 West Douglas 102699, 89w, 60.1% McCain
15 Omaha Millard - Ralston 105266, 87w, 55.4% McCain
16 Omaha West 104559, 83w, 50.8% Obama, R avg
17 Omaha North 104171, 46w, 39b, white VAP majority, 73.7% Obama
18 Omaha South 100415, 54 w, 35 h, 60.1% Obama
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« Reply #107 on: October 07, 2012, 01:43:10 pm »
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29 district Kansas. Clockwise from Topeka.



1 Topeka W 97045, 85, 53.7% McCain
2 Topeka E 93942, 68w-15h-11b, 54.4% Obama
3 Lawrence 97773, 80, 67.0% Obama

4 Lenexa 99241, 84, 55.9% McCain
5 Olathe 100766, 76w-12h, 55.7% McCain
6 Overland Park S - Spring Hill - Gardner (or just S Johnson for short) 99958, 84, 61.4% McCain
7 Overland Park 99964, 80, 49.5% McCain. Areas snipped to the north and south. 174 votes margin.
8 Merriam - Mission - Prairie Village - Leawood (or just NE Johnson for short) 100670, 87, 49.4% Obama. 14 votes margin!

9 Kansas City W - Shawnee 101933, 71w-15h, 52.1% Obama
10 Kansas City E 96485, 33b-32h-29w, 79.7% Obama. White plurality VAP.



11 whatever you want to call this; Miami, Franklin, Osage, Coffee and Linn Counties and Edgerton from Johnson County to bring it within tolerance. 95998, 94, 63.0% McCain
12 Crawford, Bourbon, Cherokee, Labette 97513, 89, 55.0% McCain. They all have their semi-sizable town.
13 Chanute - Coffeyville - Eureka 9 counties, 99412, 89, 66.1% McCain
14 Emporia - El Dorado 5 1/2 counties, 94862, 85, 61.0% McCain. Had to do a fine cut of Butler to keep within tolerance.
15 Sumner, Cowley, S Butler 93577, 88, 64.8% McCain. This is 4804 below quota.



16 Wichita E - Oaklawn 101600, 68w-10b, 54.5% McCain
17 Wichita C 95972, 37w-27h-26b, 69.0% Obama
18 Wichita W 100824, 75w-15h, 54.9% McCain
19 Wichita S - Derby 98413, 83, 61.2% McCain
20 Wichita NW - Park City 101552, 86, 66.4% McCain

21 Hutchinson - Newton (or Reno - Harvey if you use county names) 99188, 86, 59.6% McCain

22 Dodge City, 15 counties, 96268 haven't gotten the hell out of Dodge yet, 74w-22h, 70.8% McCain
23 Welwyn - Vegetarian Garden City - Liberal 10 counties, 95678, 52w-43h, 73.3% McCain. You wouldn't think it would you? The Hispanic percentage, especially. With some creative mapping and a carveup of Dodge, you could probably get a majority. This is Agrobusiness Country.
24 Hays - NW Kansas 21 counties, 99249, 92, 75.2% McCain. Hays is by far the largest town but it's also on the edge of the district.
25 Great Bend - Russell - McPherson 7 counties, 93876, 90, 70.5% McCain
26 Salina 5 counties, 99519, 88, 66.7% McCain

27 Manhattan - Junction City 103164, 73w-10b, 52.8% McCain
28 Atchison - Marysville 9 counties and a bit of Riley, 103266, 91, 65.8% McCain. Took fine balancing - 4885 over quota.

29 Leavenworth ( - Jefferson) 95353, 83, 55.7% McCain
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« Reply #108 on: October 09, 2012, 04:18:43 pm »
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New Mexico. 21 districts. 2 figures is Anglo-Hispanic, 3 is Anglo-Hispanic-Native.


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

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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?
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New Mexico. 21 districts. 2 figures is Anglo-Hispanic, 3 is Anglo-Hispanic-Native.


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

Ahem. Angry What is this heresy of splitting the West Side to assuage the North Valley? That light green district is an abomination before the Zia symbol! Tongue There might as well be a damn wall between the North Valley and the West Side given how radically their interests diverge - free the West Side! Cheesy
I played around with Albuquerque a long time, and a lot of my maps were worse than that one. Sad
The West Side doesn't fit into two districts, there needs to be one cross-river district. Or maybe one could draw some areas on the far West Side into a mostly non-metropolitan district and add Edgewood to the southeastern district or something.
One thing that does work - that I had in most early drafts before deciding that changing it made things easier in Bernalillo County - is a Rio Rancho-Corrales district instead of the Rio Rancho-Bernalillo shown here.
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Listed minorities from 5% on up. Northern Minnesota needs some extra county splits to make any sense.

1 Duluth 100135, 90, 67.7% Obama. Includes the suburban municipalities of Hermantown, Proctor and Midway.
2 Carlton - Aitkin - Lake Superior 102372, 93, 58.7% Obama
3 Iron Range 103529, 95, 61.5% Obama
4 Bemidji - Reservations 101848, 77-18n, 51.6% Obama
5 Brainerd 103931, 96, 54.6% McCain
6 Northwest Minnesota 95079, 93, 49.7% Obama
7 Fargo - Detroit Lakes 98881, 92, 50.4% Obama
8 Alexandria - Fergus Falls 95441, 96, 53.1% McCain
9 Little Falls 100429, 94, 54.7% McCain. Leftovers district. Might be better to list counties seeing it's composed of four whole ones (Morrison, Todd, Mille Lacs, Kanabec)
10 Sherburne - Benton 98058, 95, 59.2% McCain. His best result in the state.
11 Saint Cloud 103664, 87-6b, 51.0% Obama. Includes the suburban municipalities of Sartell, Sauk Rapids, Waite Park and Le Sauk, is in three counties like the city is, and is technically noncontiguous because the city is towards the southwest and I didn't want to split another municipality (couldn't cover it whole).
12 Stearns - Pope - Stevens 96591, 95, 55.4% McCain
13 Willmar 103493, 90-7h, 50.0% McCain
14 Southwest Minnesota 98786, 92, 50.4% McCain. What else can you call this? (The ugly beigegreen that DRA calls olive.)
15 New Ulm - Fairmont - Worthington 101275, 87-10h, 52.7% McCain
16 Mankato 104100, 91, 52.4% Obama. Really hard to tell on the map, but does include the city of North Mankato.
17 Nicollet - Le Sueur - Sibley - McLeod 98913, 92-5h, 53.1% McCain
18 Rice - Steele 100718, 87-7h, 51.3% Obama
19 Albert Lea - Austin (yeah yeah I'm going back and forth between towns and counties in names. So sue me) 98280, 89-8h, 56.8% Obama
20 Winona - Houston - South Olmsted 95895, 95, 53.3% Obama
21 Rochester 104220, 79-7a-6b-5h, 53.7% Obama. Excludes the two southernmost precincts which are in 20.
22 Goodhue - Webster - Dodge - North Olmsted 102567, 94, 50.9% McCain



23 South Dakota 96589, 90, 50.0% McCain
24 North Dakota 99074, 78-10h, 57.5% Obama. Eagan and Inver Grove Heights split.
25 Burnsville - Eagan South 97851, 76-8b-7h-6a, 53.7% Obama
26 Lakeville - Apple Valley 105038, 85, 50.4% McCain
27 Scott (excl. Savage) 103017, 85, 55.5% McCain
28 Bloomington (bulk) - Savage 104053, 77-7a-7b-6h, 54.0% Obama
29 Eden Prairie - Minnetonka (bulk - Bloomington NW) 104622, 85-6a, 52.6% Obama
30 Plymouth - New Hope - Minnetonka NE 102946, 80-7b-6a, 54.7% Obama
31 Saint Louis Park - Golden Valley - Robbinsdale - Crystal 101725, 80-9b, 65.6% Obama
32 Edina - Richfield - Hopkins 100760, 75-9h-7b-7a, 59.9% Obama
33 Minneapolis Southwest 97285, 84-5b, 80.3% Obama
34 Minneapolis South 97652, 48-23h-19b, 84.0% Obama. Best in the state. White majority VAP.
35 Minneapolis East 97009, 73-9b-7h-6a, 77.2% Obama. Includes Saint Anthony (portion in Hennepin)
36 Minneapolis North 95937, 39b-37-11a-7h, 82.4% Obama. White plurality VAP, but only district without a White plurality overall in the state. Idea of the Minneapolis map is to keep the lilywhite bits in just two districts and see what can be done, basically.
37 Brooklyn Park (bulk) - Brooklyn Center 100484, 49-25b-15a-8h, 62.5% Obama. White majority VAP.
38 Maple Grove - Champlin 97104, 84-6a, 51.4% McCain
39 Lake Minnetonka - NW Hennepin - Saint Michael 96864, 93, 56.6% McCain
40 Carver - Minnetrista 99709, 91, 56.9% McCain
41 Wright (bulk) 98928, 94, 56.9% McCain
42 Isanti - Pine - North Chisago 98586, 93, 53.1% McCain
43 Northeast Anoka - North Washington - South Chisago 96068, 94, 54.7% McCain. What could you name this district, I wonder?
44 Lake Saint Croix - Oakdale  98582, 88, 52.3% Obama
45 Woodbury - Cottage Grove (bulk - three smaller places) 98080, 80-8a, 52.8% Obama
46 Northwest Anoka 95798, 91, 56.7% McCain
47 Blaine - Lino Lake 99173, 84-6a, 49.4% Obama
48 Coon Rapids - Fridley (bulk) - Columbia Heights 104146, 78-8b-6h, 54.5% Obama
49 Northwest Ramsey 104335, 81-8a-5b, 56.7% Obama
50 Northeast Ramsey 104714, 82-8a, 54.9% Obama
51 Saint Paul North 101643, 31-28a-24b-12h, 78.7% Obama. Quite a lot of Asians here. Gerried, of course.
52 Saint Paul South & East 100665, 62-12b-12h-11a, 71.7% Obama. And that southern tail of Maplewood.
53 Saint Paul West 97283, 79-9b, 74.7% Obama

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1 Davenport 103931, 77-10b-7h, 61.7% Obama. Includes Buffalo township
2 Bettendorf - Muscatine 104043, 87-8h, 52.0% Obama
3 Burlington 100639, 89, 56.8% Obama
4 Ottumwa 96728, 92, 51.4% Obama
5 Iowa City 101200, 80-6a-6b-5h, 72.7% Obama. Includes Coralville and North Liberty
6 Donut No.1 96746, 95, 53.3% Obama
7 Cedar Rapids S 105143, 87-6b, 65.8% Obama. Includes the bulk of the city, and areas on the right bank of the Cedar River outside it.
8 Marion - Cedar Rapids N 106083, 92, 54.7% Obama
9 Clinton 98598, 94, 59.3% Obama. Extends to Dubuque city limits.
10 Dubuque 102421, 93, 58.6% Obama
11 North East Iowa (what else do you call these six counties?) 104940, 96, 58.7% Obama
12 Mason City 101035, 94, 57.2% Obama
13 Waterloo 105691, 81-11b, 62.1% Obama. Includes the large suburb of Cedar Falls except for the one precinct on the left bank of the Cedar River.
14 Donut No.2 97486, 96, 51.9% Obama
15 Fort Dodge 96726, 92, 50.3% Obama
16 Marshalltown 103405, 87-9h, 53.6% Obama
17 Newton - Marion - Mahaska 98711, 95, 51.4% McCain. Had to go by counties here. Also includes three townships of Polk County.
18 Ames 97685, 88-6a, 55.6% Obama. Includes six townships of Polk County.
19 Ankeny - Johnston - Altoona 99296, 93, 50.8% McCain. Northern suburbs of Des Moines.
20 Des Moines North East 100288, 60-17h-14b-6a, 68.9% Obama. Includes everything on the left bank of the Des Moines River and also everything right by the river on the right bank. This happens (give or take a couple of precincts for cleaner lines) to also be the best minorities-concentrating gerrymander possible without excising the far northeast of the city.
21 Des Moines South West 103125, 80-8h-6b, 64.8% Obama. Interesting that 20 points fewer Whites makes so little difference to presidential results.
22 West Des Moines - Urbandale 102060, 87-5h, 50.8% Obama. The southwest corner of Polk County.
23 six counties and three remaining townships southeast of Des Moines 106500, 95, 50.0% McCain. Yes, that's within tolerance - 4955 above the ideal. Iowa was very close to another district.
24 Dallas - Boone - Greene 101777, 91, 49.8% McCain
25 South West Iowa 99818, 96, 53.2% McCain. 10 1/2 counties.
26 Council Bluffs 103115, 90-6h, 50.9% McCain
27 what do you call these eight counties between Sioux City and Council Bluffs? 97808, 93-5h, 50.5% McCain
28 or these eight counties east of the northwest corner district? 105985, 90-7h, 50.7% McCain
29 North West Iowa 103203, 93-5h, 69.0% McCain. Ye who follow this thread are demography buffs and know this. But it's amazing nonetheless. The Gereformeerde enclave.
30 Sioux City 102172, 78-14h, 49.6% McCain. Finally a district coterminous with a county.


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This stuff is greatness, obviously. Will probably use the maps as a starting point if I ever decide to waste time on the old 'how would place x vote with party system y' thing.
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Missouri. 60 districts. DRA provides "averages" in addition to Obama-McCain figures, but though marginally more democratic overall and disagreeing with presidential to varying degrees they flip only two districts. Sort of an S-shape to the numbering.

Hannibal (6 counties) 98206, 91, 58.8% McCain
North East Missouri (11 counties. If you want a placename Kirkville is largest - not that that's saying, well, anything - and is fairly central) 100167, 94, 56.1% McCain
North West Missouri (a further 10 counties. Why exactly is North Missouri so empty? How is it different from Iowa just to the north?) 98614, 94, 60.6% McCain

Saint Joseph 98274, 87, 50.4% McCain
Platte - South Buchanan 97540, 85-5b, 53.0% McCain



Kansas City North West - Gladstone 97849, 78-8h-8b, 52.9% Obama
Kansas City North East - Liberty - Kearney 97838, 88, 52.6% McCain
North Clay - Richmond - Carrollton (I guess that'll do for a name) 97039, 95, 54.8% McCain

Kansas City Central 97307, 45b-25w-24h, 88.1% Obama
Kansas City South West 98788, 73-15b-7h, 67.7% Obama
Kansas City South East 96439, 65b-25w-5h, 86.2% Obama

Grandview - Raytown - Lee's Summit South - Little Blue Valley 104630, 68-22b-5h, 54.2% Obama. Yeah, effectively (not technically) touchpoint contiguity at that one point in the Blue Parkway; Grandview and Raytown are both democratic inner suburbs with some Black presence, seemingly quite unlike anything further in or further out, and two ribbon constituencies just wouldn't have done them justice. There were also population constraints in eastern Jackson unless I wanted to randomly enlarge the KC seats. (The Little Blue Valley area east of Raytown is technically part of the city but...)
Lee's Summit North - Blue Springs 104320, 84-7b, 53.7% McCain
Independence (bulk of) 102238, 82-8h-5b, 51.8% Obama
East Jackson - Lafayette 103817, 91, 56.0% McCain

Cass 99478, 90, 59.2% McCain. Coterminous with county.

Boonville - Moberly - Centralia (if you want a name. Five counties and more-populated-than-it-looks bit of Boone, including the town of Centralia.) 101098, 89-5b, 58.7% McCain
Columbia West 98712, 79-9b-5a, 59.0% Obama. Includes the bulk of the city.
Columbia East - Callaway 99300, 86-8b, 52.4% McCain

Jefferson City 99044, 87-9b, 64.1% McCain. Missouri's state government remains a mystery to me. Is it really elsewhere with just the Governor's Mansion and legislative chambers parked here in the middle of nowhere?
Warren - Lincoln - Montgomery 97315, 94, 55.6% McCain



Harvester - Weldon Spring - Dardenne (or just Saint Charles South West. But as two to three placenames work better everywhere else in St Louis and St Charles Counties...) 97109, 90, 58.4% McCain
O'Fallon - Wentzville 99328, 90, 55.2% McCain
Saint Peters 96459, 90, 52.7% McCain

Saint Charles - Maryland Heights 100873, 81-8b, 52.3% Obama. Crossbridge district.

Florissant - Hazelwood - Bridgeton 104242, 67-26b, 62.5% Obama
Spanish Lake - Bellefontaine 96483, 69b-27w, 82.9% Obama
Jennings - Ferguson - Saint John (third name picked at random from the several small places by the airport) 96036, 71b-23w, 87.1% Obama
University City - Overland - Hamilton Heights 102836, 59b-34w, 85.9% Obama. Hamilton Heights being a city neighborhood. City's just barely too large to fit three districts, and I shored up the Black majority here... though that also meant that one Black, one White, one Mixed (the obvious setup for Saint Louis) came out Whites ahead in VAP in the mixed district.

Saint Louis North 98100, 85b-11w, 95.7% Obama. And that's not a maxpack.
Saint Louis South East 100015, 45b-42w-6h, 86.0% Obama. White plurality (and nearish a majority) on VAP.
Saint Louis South West 101070, 79-10b, 67.7% Obama

Oakville - Mehlville - Lemay 95546, 93, 52.4% McCain, D avg
Affton - Crestwood 97611, 92, 51.5% Obama
Webster Groves - Brentwood - Ladue 98040, 82-9b-5a, 60.1% Obama
Kirkwood - Creve Coeur 103709, 83-6a-6b, 50.3% Obama
Chesterfield - Wildwood 103969, 88-6a, 61.7% McCain

Ballwin - Castlewood - High Ridge 104035, 90, 53.9% McCain. Crosses into Jefferson.

North East Jefferson 99498, 95, 50.5% Obama. If you wanna go by placenames, one is Arnold but nothing really suggests for the second.
South Jefferson 102507, 96, 51.0% Obama



Franklin (bulk) - Gasconade 98308, 96, 57.0% McCain
5 counties - bit of Franklin 97849, 96, 53.6% McCain, barest of bare D avg's. Franklin County could have fit into a district of its own, but then what to do with Gasconade? Putting it with Jefferson City instead of Maries is barely too large. Putting it all into this lime leftovers district that is ugly even as is is incredibly ugly - and barely too small to boot. (Though you could draft in Shannon, not necessary in the district it's in and not too bad a fit here either.) This map does ugly things to the iron country around St Francois / Iron / Washington even as is.
Saint Francois - Sainte Genevieve - Perry 102475, 95, 52.2% McCain. It's all the fault of Perry County. One fifth of the district produces all the McCain victory margin (plus 117 votes more) and cancels out the not-so-tiny D avg lead (and goes about 349 votes beyond that). And really, really belongs with places to the South culturally, historically etc. But damn me if I can find a way to make the map of South East Missouri, which works very well without it, to work with it. It's no go. So this ugly map that's rural-Dems-shafting to boot it is.

Cape Girardeau 97476, 90-6b, 66.5% McCain
Bootheel - Sikeston 100952, 77-18b, 58.3% McCain
Poplar Bluff (though really, I guess, you'd be better off listing the four counties: Butler - Stoddard - Wayne - Bollinger) 98646, 94, 67.5% McCain

7 Ozark Counties 103494, 96, 62.7% McCain
Webster - Wright - Texas - Dent 96682, 95, 65.9% McCain
Phelps - Pulaski 97430, 81-7b-6h, 61.7% McCain. Fort Leonard Wood, in case you're wondering about the demographics.

Lake of the Ozarks 101296, 96, 63.3% McCain
Pettis - Johnson - North West Benton 101871, 88, 57.9% McCain. There's an Air Force Base here.

7 counties between Joplin and Kansas City. "Truman", if you're an Australian. 104552, 95, 61.8% McCain

Joplin 103030, 85-7h, 65.1% McCain
Newton - McDonald - Outer Jasper 95571, 87-6h, 69.3% McCain

Laclede etc pp 98009, 95, 64.4% McCain. Dip into Greene is for this district's benefit, Greene map could have been drawn without it.
East Greene 101583, 92, 61.8% McCain. Includes some areas on the eastern and southern edge of the city of Springfield.
Springfield (bulk) 100976, 85-5b, 51.8% Obama. Entirely within city limits.
South West Greene - Nixa 103220, 93, 64.1% McCain. Nixa being a suburb in Christian County.
Taney - Christian (bulk) 102539, 93, 68.1% McCain. Dip into Stone County covers Branson West. Should just be called "Branson", I guess.
Barry - Lawrence - Stone (bulk) 97489, 91-6h, 67.4% McCain.
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All the problems - unfindable block groups, and a wrong state population total for some reason - still exist. I calculated that population totals independently (I also have an error, I note. My totals are 36 above the correct state total) and drew the map as it should look in the DRA. Racial data come from the DRA nonetheless.

Panhandle - Cordova - Homer 100890 (99585 by DRA), 69w, 14n, 8m. That stands for mixed, or what the DRA terms other.
Anchorage South - Kenai 102803 (100907), 78w, 6m, 5n, 5a
Anchorage Central 104931 (100397), 58w, 12a, 9n, 8h, 8m
Anchorage North - Eagle River 105189 (96839), 59w-9a-9h-8b-8m-7n. Of course the Blackest part of Alaska is the most heavily military part.
Matanuska-Susitna - Birchwood 98520 (98520), 83w-6m-5n
Outer Alaska 100353 (100337), 53n-31w-7a-5m. No Native majority in VAP (though there is in Native Alone or in Combination, presumably.) This is one huge baby of a district.
Fairbanks North Star 97581 (96445), 74w-7n-6m-6h. Identical to borough, hence why I retained the borough's cutesy name.
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Outer Alaska 100353 (100337), 53n-31w-7a-5m. No Native majority in VAP (though there is in Native Alone or in Combination, presumably.) This is one huge baby of a district.

Who are the Asians here?
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« Reply #117 on: October 13, 2012, 01:28:54 pm »
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Ketchikan fish canners, off the top of my head. Some more on Unalaska IIRC.

EDIT: And it appears that I just misspelled Kodiak as "Ketchikan". Lol.

Looking it up, and Kodiak Island is good for "only" a third of the district's Asian population. (It's a seventh of the district after all.) The Aleutians actually have higher percentages (but smaller totals). Must be some more Asians scattered elsewhere, maybe in the oil industry.

The Kodiak and Aleutian Asians are mostly Filipinos.
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« Reply #118 on: October 13, 2012, 01:33:15 pm »

Hawai'i. 14 districts.
Fun to draw. Would need much higher tolerance in order not to draw ugly cross-island districts though.

So, summary for the quick reader: "Asian" is pure Asian or pure Pacific Islander, a category that makes no sense whatsoever. "Other" is, basically, Non-Hispanic Mixed Race.

Also, remember how hugely well Obama did when contemplating the presidential figures.



Hawai'i E 96762, 37-25-25-12, 79.0% Obama. More Whites than Mixeds.
Hawai'i W - Maui E - Lana'i 93738, 29-37-22-11, 73.3% Obama. Including Lana'i here helped prevent an insensible split of Maui.
Maui N 92657, 42-26-21-10, 79.4% Obama
Koko Head - Waimanalo - Moloka'i - Maui W 100380, 37-35-19-8, 70.4% Obama. Yeah, I know this crosses a well-defined line on O'ahu. But you really need to draw the island from the populated part of the interior, which opens south to Pearl Harbor, and this is what that gets you.
Kailua - Kane'ohe Bay 101893, 33-32-25-9, 68.9% Obama
Honolulu East 99812, 56-23-16-5, 71.7% Obama
Honolulu Capitol - Manoa 96803, 60-20-14-5, 73.1% Obama
Honolulu Harbor - Punchbowl 99301, 71-9-14-5, 71.6% Obama. The named divisions are because the centre of town is split, basically.
Honolulu West - Halawa Heights 95481, 54-20-13-8, 71.0% Obama
Pearl City - Waimalu - Village Park 96615, 58-13-18-8, 71.0% Obama
Mililani Town - Wahiawa 95630, 43-22-20-11, 67.7% Obama
Waipahu - 'Ewa Beach 92224, 61-11-17-9, 66.6% Obama. Precinct size constraints.
O'ahu W 96103, 42-13-29-14, 67.5% Obama
Kaua'i - O'ahu N 101543, 37-31-21-9, 72.3% Obama



Within your tolerances you could draw 10 districts on Oahu and 4 for the other islands. You'd still split Maui 3 ways but the west end and nearby islands would link to Kauai. Those four districts can be between 4-5K over. That avoids at least two of the cross-island splits to Oahu which would average 2K below for the districts.
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« Reply #119 on: October 13, 2012, 01:44:21 pm »
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The four outer islands districts would need a combined surplus of 18,438. A bit of playing around tells me it could be done with a moderate degree of disregard towards geography and one split precinct, and perhaps it could be done without split precincts and a total disregard towards any sense of logic whatsoever, but I believe I'll pass. Kauai is 200 miles from Maui.
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« Reply #120 on: October 13, 2012, 02:44:18 pm »

The four outer islands districts would need a combined surplus of 18,438. A bit of playing around tells me it could be done with a moderate degree of disregard towards geography and one split precinct, and perhaps it could be done without split precincts and a total disregard towards any sense of logic whatsoever, but I believe I'll pass. Kauai is 200 miles from Maui.

No precinct splits are needed and it makes as much sense geographically to link Kauai to Molokai and Lanai (with a little piece of Maui) as it does to link Kauai to Oahu. If you have to fly between the islands why not just fly from Kauai to Molokai. Politically I suspect that the other islands would just as soon not be linked to Oahu in a district if it wasn't necessary.
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« Reply #121 on: October 14, 2012, 04:06:40 am »
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Ketchikan fish canners, off the top of my head. Some more on Unalaska IIRC.

EDIT: And it appears that I just misspelled Kodiak as "Ketchikan". Lol.

Looking it up, and Kodiak Island is good for "only" a third of the district's Asian population. (It's a seventh of the district after all.) The Aleutians actually have higher percentages (but smaller totals). Must be some more Asians scattered elsewhere, maybe in the oil industry.

The Kodiak and Aleutian Asians are mostly Filipinos.
Just for a snip of what kind of places you get in Southwest Alaska...

Quote from: wikipedia
Akutan is a fishing community, and is the site of a traditional Unangan village. Approximately 75 persons are year-round residents; the majority of the population are transient fish processing workers that live in group quarters. During the 2000 U.S. Census, total housing units numbered 38, and vacant housing units numbered 4. U.S. Census data for Year 2000 showed 97 residents as employed. The unemployment rate at that time was 83.89 percent, although 84.84 percent of all adults were not in the work force.
The 2010 Census records the city as having 1027 residents, of whom 437 are Asian, 214 are Hispanic, 178 are Black, 94 are White and 56 are Native. The Black population wasn't here in 2000, I'd be very surprised if they are US Blacks.
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« Reply #122 on: October 14, 2012, 01:02:58 pm »
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You may need good eyes, but everything you need to see is in these two maps. (Adding pink town lines to a map like that above makes it much harder to look at.) 57 seats. I *think* the "averages" are 2010 averages. Some of these R average seats (by tiny margins, these) are just plain hilarious. Then again, so are some of the Obama wins, I suppose.





1 Kenosha City 96596, 69-17h-10b, 65.2% Obama. City only.
2 Kenosha County - Burlington - Waterford 102190, 91-5h, 52.3% McCain
3 Racine City 97519, 58-19b-19h, 65.7% Obama. Includes part of Mount Pleasant township.
4 Racine County - Franklin 100980, 87, 55.6% McCain
5 West Allis - Greenfield West - Greendale - Hales Corners 100539, 85-8h, 49.4% Obama, R avg. The only wholly Milwaukee County district to not include any part of the city.
6 Wauwatosa - Far West Side - West Milwaukee 95448, 78-12b-6h, 57.0% Obama
7 Oak Creek - South Milwaukee - Cudahy - Saint Francis 100309, 83-10h, 51.8% Obama, R avg. Includes only a small section of the city, west of the airport.
8 Milwaukee South - Greenfield East 104248, 75-16h, 58.4% Obama. I had originally envisaged a "Milwaukee Lakeside" type of White Man's District but that forced the northwest district into Black territory and the Black districts into White territory on the West Side, which is... not nice when preventable. This is if anything even uglier but works better, all told. (As it happens, I had previously drawn the map without the jutdown from Ozaukee because though I was counting on it initially, it really, really doesn't work with the Lakeside district. I actually had the map for the northern suburb counties without it finished before I decided to go back to the drawing board in Milwaukee.)
9 Milwaukee Walker's Point - Polonia 97709, 68h-19w-8b, 78.6% Obama
10 Milwaukee Westown - Near North Side (I guess will do for a name) 97903, 72b-15w-5h, 92.3% Obama
11 Milwaukee Lincoln Creek - Uptown (ditto) 95233, 80b-11w, 92.8% Obama
12 Milwaukee North West 100858, 63b-24w-6a, 82.8% Obama
13 Milwaukee North East - Glendale - Shorewood - Whitefish Bay - Fox Point 102141, 83-7b, 68.8% Obama
14 Ozaukee - Brown Deer - River Hills - Bayside (why not list all the municipalities of Milwaukee County in constituency names?) 104291, 89, 56.6% McCain

15 East Washington 104354, 94, 64.0% McCain
16 Dodge (bulk) - West Washington 101759, 92, 56.0% McCain
17 Jefferson - South Dodge 98219, 91-6h, 50.4% McCain
18 NW Waukesha (bewildering number of local governments here, can't decide on two or three for a name) 97810, 95, 65.7% McCain. Lisbon township is split with 19.
19 NE Waukesha (Broomfield - Menomonee Falls) 95454, 90, 62.6% McCain
20 CWaukesha (Waukesha - Pewaukee) 101212, 84-9h, 57.2% McCain. The two cities and the two townships of those two names.
21 S Waukesha (New Berlin - Muskego - Mukwonago) 95415, 94, 63.4% McCain

22 Walworth 102228, 87-10h, 50.4% McCain. Whole county.
23 Janesville - Beloit 102048, 80-10h-7b, 66.1% Obama. The two cities and La Prairie and Turtle townships, which are not only the ones the interstate runs through but also much lower on population than their western neighbors of Rock and Beloit.
24 Rock (remainder) - Green 95125, 94, 60.8% Obama

25 SE Dane 97365, 86-7h, 66.5% Obama. Just notice it's not covered in either map - the two southwesternmost townships of Dane County are included in NW Dane - Lodi.
26 Madison E - Sun Prairie 102575, 78-8b-7h, 71.6% Obama. Includes Sun Prairie city, Burke and Blooming Grove townships, and McFarland village.
27 Madison C - Monona 97008, 77-8h-7b-6a, 82.5% Obama. Includes Monona city, Madison township and Maple Bluff village.
28 Madison E 97056, 77-9a-6b-6h, 76.3% Obama. Includes Middleton township (but not the city of the same name) and Shorewood Hills village.
29 NW Dane - Lodi 103990, 93, 64.2% Obama. My apologies to Columbia County, which has been split three ways. Dane could stay alone, but I needed to get some population out of rural west Wisconsin.
30 Waushara - Green Lake - Marquette - Adams - E Columbia 102432, 93, 51.3% Obama, R avg
31 W Columbia - Sauk - Richland 104303, 93, 60.1% Obama, R avg(!)

32 Grant - Lafayette - Iowa - Prairie du Chien 99705, 96, 62.5% Obama, R avg(!)
33 Vernon - Monroe - E La Crosse  - N Crawford 96585, 95, 56.5% Obama, R avg
34 La Crosse 101169, 90, 61.7% Obama

35 Trempealeau - Buffalo - Pepin - Pierce - S Dunn 96567, 95, 56.4% Obama, R avg
36 Chippewa - Dunn (bulk) 100596, 94, 55.1% Obama, R avg
37 Eau Claire 98736, 92, 60.1% Obama. Whole county.

38 Saint Croix - S Polk 103177, 95, 50.6% McCain
39 Barron - N Polk - Burnett - Earl Andrew 102611, 95, 51.3% Obama, R avg

40 Douglas - Bayfield - Ashland - Iron - Sawyer 97803, 88-7n, 62.5% Obama. Several smallish Ojibwa reservations.
41 Jackson - Clark - Taylor - Rusk - Price 104742, 94, 53.9% Obama. This district has no community of interest, atrocious internal communications (you'd probably want to drive through three other constituencies to get from Thief River Falls to the northern part of the district), and a population 4970 above quota. If you are from around here, you are allowed to hit me. Once. Not too hard - there are over a hundred thousand of you.
It's made up of whole counties and allows reasonable districts all around it, of course, which is why I drew it. But it's still an atrocity.
42 Wood - Juneau 101413, 94, 55.2% Obama, R avg

43 Portage - S Marathon 102780, 94, 60.0% Obama, R avg. Yeah right. Portage last voted for a Republican for President when Bob La Follette trod the earth if memory serves. Stevens Point is also a college town. Granted, Portage County itself doesn't have an R avg, that's the Marathon portion's (which gave Obama 53.3% of the vote) doing.
44 Marathon (or Wausau) 101302, 88-7a, 53.7% Obama, R avg. North-south split worked better than east-west, to my mild surprise. That one township in the east that is included here and not to the south is totally premeditated - it's on the main east-west artery through the county which otherwise keeps further north.

45 Oneida - Vilas - Lincoln - Langlade 102405, 94, 52.8% Obama, R avg. Though almost half of Langlade by area is in the 46th, there's somewhere like 3500 people in that portion.
46 Oconto - Marinette - Forest - Florence - E Langlade 96879, 95, 52.3% Obama, R avg
47 Waupaca - Shawano - Menominee 98591, 89-7n, 51.8% Obama. Stockbridge as well as Menominee.

48 Door - Kewaunee - East Brown 95458, 93, 54.4% Obama, R avg. Seesawing border kept districts within tolerance and townships whole.
49 Green Bay 104125, 73-13h, 60.0% Obama, R avg(!). City only.
50 West Brown 96783, 92, 49.6% Obama, R avg. My apologies to the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. First we deport you from New York, then we split your reservation between counties, then we overrun it with settlers, and now we can't even reunite it into a single district.

51 Outagamie 95778, 92, 53.9% Obama, R avg. Well, rural/smalltown Outagamie.
52 Appleton 95616, 85-6a-5h, 56.2% Obama, R avg. Whole city (which is mostly in Outagamie but extends into both Calumet and Winnebago), Grand Chute township of Outagamie County, and one precinct of Menasha township, Winnebago County, adding which had the triple effect of making the district exclave-free, a lot closer to wholly contiguous and within tolerance.
53 Neenah - Menasha - Calumet 98142, 92, 53.5% Obama, R avg. The two cities and two townships (except one precinct) of Neenah and Menasha, Winnebago County that are here combined with all of Calumet County except the portion within Appleton city limits, actually hold the majority of the district's population.
54 Oshkosh 103124, 92, 53.8% Obama, R avg. Remainder of Winnebago County.

55 Fond du Lac 101633, 92, 53.6% McCain. Whole county.
55 Sheboygan 98392, 85-6h-5a, 49.3% McCain
56 Manitowoc - Plymouth 98557, 93, 51.8% Obama, R avg
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« Reply #123 on: October 14, 2012, 02:49:14 pm »
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Outer Alaska 100353 (100337), 53n-31w-7a-5m. No Native majority in VAP (though there is in Native Alone or in Combination, presumably.) This is one huge baby of a district.

Who are the Asians here?
Lots of Filipinos in Alaska.
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« Reply #124 on: October 15, 2012, 11:07:23 pm »
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I played around with Albuquerque a long time, and a lot of my maps were worse than that one. Sad
The West Side doesn't fit into two districts, there needs to be one cross-river district. Or maybe one could draw some areas on the far West Side into a mostly non-metropolitan district and add Edgewood to the southeastern district or something.
One thing that does work - that I had in most early drafts before deciding that changing it made things easier in Bernalillo County - is a Rio Rancho-Corrales district instead of the Rio Rancho-Bernalillo shown here.
OK, I've got a revised version for you - only dealing with Districts 11 - 17.



I have some better names, too. Smiley

11 is the Chartreuse one: "Albuquerque West Side - Corrales": 100503, 46.5-43.1, VAP 50.7-39.2, 53.9% Obama, R avg.
12 is the Cornflower Blue one: "Albuquerque Lower West Side - Southwest Mesa": 100453, 14.9-77.1, VAP 18-73.7, 70.3% Obama.
13 is the Dark Salmon one: "North Valley - Central Albuquerque - Midtown": 95494, 42.5-48.8, VAP 46.4-45.1, 70.8% Obama.
14 is the Olive one, and is unchanged from yours: "Far Northeast Heights - North Albuquerque Acres": 97108, 63.2-25.6, VAP 66.7-23.0, 50.2% McCain. Above 4% Asian here.
15 is the Dark Orange one: "Albuquerque Uptown - International District": 96994, 44.3-42.9, VAP 49.5-38.1, 63.8% Obama. Also almost 5% Native here.
16 is the Lime one, and is unchanged from yours: "Albuquerque Foothills - Four Hills - East Mountain Area": 97435, 58.2-30.2, VAP 63-26.6, 50.5% Obama, R avg.
17 is the Dark Slate Blue one: "Barelas - South Valley - Isleta - Bosque Farms - Peralta": 97208, 23.8-66.5, VAP 27.6-62.3, 69.5% Obama.

I think this version fits the communities of interest better. Cheesy
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