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« on: February 18, 2008, 11:47:02 pm »
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What if the CDs had names, like in the Westminster system? I think this would make Congress more interesting. I'll start with CA soon.
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008, 11:56:27 pm »
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CA-1: Redwood Empire
CA-2: Shasta Cascade
CA-3: Gold Country
CA-4: High Sierra

California is hard. I'll do some easier state now.
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2008, 12:01:28 am »
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ME-1: South Coast
ME-2: Highlands

Note that all CDs have the state in their name, hence " Maine South Coast" or "California Gold Country".
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2008, 12:21:53 am »
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Good luck naming some of the ridiculously gerrymandered districts.

NJ-01: Camden
NJ-02: Atlantic City and Vineland
NJ-03: Long Beach Island and some random Philly suburbs that don't belong in this district.
NJ-04: Hi, I'm a gerrymandered district.
NJ-05: Piedmont and Bergen North
NJ-06: New Brunswick and Sandy Hook
NJ-07: Hi, I'm an even more gerrymandered district.
NJ-08: Paterson
NJ-09: Bergen South
NJ-10: Newark
NJ-11: Morristown
NJ-12: Trenton, Princeton and a ton of random places that don't belong in this district.
NJ-13: Jersey City


What really bug me about NJ are the horizontal districts that slice across the state without any regard to where people actually live and what areas "belong" together. I've griped about the four really bad ones (NJ-03, NJ-04, NJ-07 and NJ-12) above, although NJ-06 is pretty bad, too. NJ-10 and NJ-13 are a stupid racial gerrymander.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2008, 12:26:56 am »
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NJ-04: Hamilton and Monmouth
NJ-07: Central Jersey
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2008, 12:27:07 am »
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MS-1 Northeast Mississippi
MS-2 Mississippi Delta
MS-3 Elbridge Gerry Lives
MS-4 Mississippi Gulf Coast
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2008, 12:35:12 am »
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OR-01: Silicon Forest: Land of Nike, Intel, and the survivors of the  com bust.
OR-02: Bastion of desert conservatism in a sea of green, ahem, blue.
OR-03: Eco-friendly Ideopolis
OR-04: Jobs or old-growth forests? Now we have neither.
OR-05: Swingville Oregon: home to a fertile valley replete with Rolls Royce Republicans and urban liberals.
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2008, 01:21:15 am »
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Ugh, PA

PA-01 - South Philadelphia
PA-02 - North Philadelphia
PA-03 - Northwest PA
PA-04 - North Hills and Ohio Valley
PA-05 - North Central Pennsylvania *
PA-06 - Reading and Chester County
PA-07 - Delaware County - The Main Line
PA-08 - Bucks County
PA-09 - South Central Pennsylvania *
PA-10 - Northeast Pennsylvania
PA-11 - Pennsylvania Coal Country
PA-12 - Johnstown, Indiana, and Southwest Pennsylvania *
PA-13 - Northeast Philadelphia & Montgomery
PA-14 - Pittsburgh
PA-15 - Lehigh Valley
PA-16 - Lancaster and West Chester
PA-17 - Harrisburg and Schulykill
PA-18 - Washington, Westmoreland, and South Allegheny *
PA-19 - York County and Gettysburg

Maryland

MD-01 - The Eastern Shore
MD-02 - Dundalk, Towson, and the Chesapeake *
MD-03 - North Baltimore and Annapolis *
MD-04 - Prince Georges and Montgomery *
MD-05 - Southern Maryland and the Patuxent *
MD-06 - Northern Maryland
MD-07 - Baltimore and Howard County
MD-08 - Bethesda, Silver Spring, and the Potomac
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2008, 02:11:42 am »
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The Massachusetts map is a needlessly gerrymandered piece of garbage, but here goes:

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MA-01: Berkshires and Franklin
MA-02: Springfield and South Worcester
MA-03: Worcester and Attleboro
MA-04: Fall River/Bristol
MA-05: Middlesex North
MA-06: Essex (North Shore)
MA-07: Middlesex South
MA-08: Metro Boston
MA-09: Norfolk
MA-10: Plymouth and Cape (South Shore)
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2008, 03:53:01 am »
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OH-1 West Cincinnati
OH-2 South Ohio River (East Cincinnati)
OH-3 Dayton (mostly; with a couple rural counties that don't belong)
OH-4 Lima-Mansfield
OH-5 Northwest Plains (this should really be where Lima is but instead it stretches almost to Akron)
OH-6 East Ohio River
OH-7 Lancaster-Springfield-Xenia
OH-8 Miami Valley
OH-9 Toledo and Lake Erie Islands
OH-10 Cleveland-Lakewood-Parma (West Cleveland)
OH-11 Cleveland-Euclid (East Cleveland)
OH-12 Columbus-Delaware-Pataskala (East Columbus)
OH-13 Akron-Elyria-Lorain (horribly drawn piece of crap)
OH-14 Mentor-Northeast
OH-15 Columbus-Dublin-Marysville (West Columbus)
OH-16 Canton
OH-17 Youngstown-Kent
OH-18 Appalachian

I find fault in nearly every CD in Ohio.  The gerrymandering here is intolerable.  The funny thing is that Republicans have offered a plan that would probably hand two more districts to the Democrats but the Democrats keep shooting it down.  They don't like the GOP plan because there aren't enough "competitive districts."  They favor competitiveness over compactness which is stupid if you ask me.
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WA-1: Latteburbs
WA-2: Islands-"The Puget Sound goes north of Seattle?"
WA-3: Goddamn Bureaucrats-Cows-Sales Tax Evaders
WA-4: Dry Dusty No. 1
WA-5: Dry Dusty No. 2 w/ Spokane
WA-6: Olympic Peninsula-Places to make fun of
WA-7: Center of the known universe and Vashon Island
WA-8: Oh my God our subdivisions are being invaded by cougars
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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2008, 05:32:19 am »
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My suggestion on PA-8 is

Pennsbury Manor and Mid Delaware Dale
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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2008, 07:05:03 am »
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Would WY - be called Wyoming?

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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2008, 07:41:12 am »
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CA-1: Redwood Empire
CA-2: Shasta Cascade
CA-3: Gold Country
CA-4: High Sierra

California is hard. I'll do some easier state now.
These are not Westminster style names. These are the kind of names the Chamber of Commerce would pick - basically insults to intelligence.
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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2008, 08:49:46 am »
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MN-1 - Mayo clinic, college kids and Hispanics
MN-2 - Sprawly suburbs and German farmers
MN-3 - People who hate Minneapolis unless they live in a city with "Brooklyn" in the name
MN-4 - People who hate Minneapolis for different reasons
MN-5 - People who love Minneapolis
MN-6 - St. Cloud, car dealerships, and people who REALLY hate Minneapolis
MN-7 - People who are really proud they don't live in the Dakotas even though they have to do all their big shopping trips there
MN-8 - Unions and Wisconsin-haters

On a side note, ask any Minneapolisian their favorite suburb, and they'll almost always respond "St. Paul." Myself included.
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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2008, 11:48:39 am »
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CA-1: Redwood Empire
CA-2: Shasta Cascade
CA-3: Gold Country
CA-4: High Sierra

California is hard. I'll do some easier state now.
These are not Westminster style names. These are the kind of names the Chamber of Commerce would pick - basically insults to intelligence.

You think America would pick Westminster-style names?
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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2008, 12:06:36 pm »
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CA-1: Redwood Empire
CA-2: Shasta Cascade
CA-3: Gold Country
CA-4: High Sierra

California is hard. I'll do some easier state now.
These are not Westminster style names. These are the kind of names the Chamber of Commerce would pick - basically insults to intelligence.

You think America would pick Westminster-style names?

Cheesy

Alaska does for State House districts, well mostly.
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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2008, 12:15:10 pm »
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CA-1: Redwood Empire
CA-2: Shasta Cascade
CA-3: Gold Country
CA-4: High Sierra

California is hard. I'll do some easier state now.
These are not Westminster style names. These are the kind of names the Chamber of Commerce would pick - basically insults to intelligence.

You think America would pick Westminster-style names?

Cheesy

Alaska does for State House districts, well mostly.

Really?
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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2008, 12:26:03 pm »
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District 1  Ketchikan
District 2  Sitka / Wrangell / Petersburg
District 3  Juneau Downtown / Douglas 
District 4  Juneau Mendenhall Valley
District 5  Cordova / Southeast Islands (rural panhandle to Cordova)
District 6  Interior Villages (horseshoe shaped from Copper River area via the Yukon Valley to just west of Anchorage)
District 7  Farmer's Loop / Steese Highway (northern outskirts of Fairbanks)
District 8  Denali / University  (extends south to Denali, but is mostly West Fairbanks)
District 9  City of Fairbanks
District 10  Fairbanks / Fort Wainwright (east end of city)
District 11  North Pole
District 12  Richardson / Glenn Highways (Eielson AFB to Valdez)
District 13  Greater Palmer
District 14  Greater Wasilla
District 15  Rural Mat-Su (just the western part, actually)
District 16  Chugiak / South Mat-Su (extends into Anchorage Municipality)
District 17  Eagle River (in Anchorage Municipality, but not really in Anchorage)
District 18  Military (Fort Richardson, Elmendorf AFB. ditto)
District 19  Muldoon (Districts 19 to 31 equal Anchorage proper)
District 20  Mountain View / Wonder Park
District 21  Baxter Bog
District 22  University / Airport Heights
District 23  Downtown / Rogers Park
District 24  Midtown / Taku
District 25  East Spenard
District 26  Turnagain / Inlet View
District 27  Sand Lake
District 28  Bayshore / Klatt
District 29  Campbell / Independence Park
District 30  Lore / Abbott
District 31  Huffman / Ocean View
District 32  Chugach State Park (mostly within Anchorage)
District 33  Kenai / Soldotna
District 34  Rural Kenai (West coast except D33)
District 35  Homer / Seward (south and east Kenai Peninsula)
District 36  Kodiak (also includes Iliamna Lake area)
District 37  Bristol Bay / Aleutians
District 38  Bethel
District 39  Bering Straits
District 40  Arctic 
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« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2008, 12:50:27 pm »
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Westminster-style names for New York. The boro constituencies should use boro names and not county names, but it seemed wrong to not go with Richmond and Kings.

NY-1: Suffolk Brookhaven
NY-2: Suffolk West
NY-3: Glen Cove and Hempstead
NY-4: Five Towns
NY-5: Soundstrand
NY-6: Queens Canarsie
NY-7: Pelham and Flushing
NY-8: New York Hudson
NY-9: Kings and Queens
NY-10: Kings East
NY-11: Kings Central
NY-12: Vale of East
NY-13: Richmond
NY-14: UES and Astoria
NY-15: New York Harlem
NY-16: Bronx South
NY-17: Ramapo
NY-18: Westchester
NY-19: Mid-Hudson
NY-20: High Hudson
NY-21: Albany Leatherstocking
NY-22: Catskill and Chemung
NY-23: Borders
NY-24: Mohawk Vale
NY-25: Syracuse Anthony
NY-26: Erie Canal
NY-27: Erie South
NY-28: Monroe Ontario
NY-29: Monroe Nascar
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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2008, 01:09:14 pm »

Ohio has already been done, so I picked a fairly easy one:

CT-1: Hartford
CT-2: East Connecticut
CT-3: New Haven
CT-4: Bridgeport & South West Connecticut
CT-5: North West Connecticut
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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2008, 01:18:34 pm »
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Ohio has already been done, so I picked a fairly easy one:

CT-1: Hartford
CT-2: East Connecticut
CT-3: New Haven
CT-4: Bridgeport & South West Connecticut
CT-5: North West Connecticut
That sounds accurate.
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« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2008, 01:19:47 pm »
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RI-1: Rhode Island East
RI-2: Rhode Island West
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« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2008, 01:20:54 pm »
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RI-1: Rhode Island East
RI-2: Rhode Island West

P.S. If there's enough demand, I'll do New Hampshire and Idaho, too.
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Ah, the madness has returned Smiley
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