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"The 10 Most Gerrymandered Districts In America"
Article from Buzzfeed in 2013 titled, "The 10 Most Gerrymandered Districts In America".

Surprisingly, all 10 of these districts are currrently represented by a Democrat.

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#7


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#3


#2


#1


Geaux-2-L-O-Miss
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re: "The 10 Most Gerrymandered Districts In America"
How is MD#3 not No. 1?


wutangfinancial
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re: "The 10 Most Gerrymandered Districts In America"
Just read wiki and they are all examples of how it favored the RNC. Every single one. I'm sure Democrats have never benefited. Ever.


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re: "The 10 Most Gerrymandered Districts In America"
If the courts didn't intervene, it would be so easy to carve out sections of these large cities that are full of minorities and incorporate them into several majority Republican/suburban districts and almost eliminate most minority districts, thus destroying the CBC.

Sounds like a good plan.


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NeverRains
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re: "The 10 Most Gerrymandered Districts In America"
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How is MD#3 not No. 1?


Im guessing it has something to do with how long and stretched out the district is. If it's oddly-shaped but small, it wouldn't be considered as gerrymandered.


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willymeaux
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re: "The 10 Most Gerrymandered Districts In America"
Anyone remember the Zorro district in Louisiana?


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re: "The 10 Most Gerrymandered Districts In America"
Goddamn #7 from Nola east all the way to BR North. What in the fricking frick??


RogerTheShrubber
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re: "The 10 Most Gerrymandered Districts In America"
That was Cleo Fields district I believe


hsfolk
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re: "The 10 Most Gerrymandered Districts In America"
if the Republicans had wanted to they could have easily carved New Orleans with enough area to turn that district in their favor


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re: "The 10 Most Gerrymandered Districts In America"
Let LA-02 encompass Nola, Metairie/Kenner and the Northshore,a nice little square of related geography and Cedric Richmond(D) doesn't sniff DC.


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hsfolk
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re: "The 10 Most Gerrymandered Districts In America"
and if that happens the Dems are pretty much wiped out in Louisiana statewide


bhtigerfan
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re: "The 10 Most Gerrymandered Districts In America"
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Let LA-02 encompass Nola, Metairie/Kenner and the Northshore,a nice little square of related geography and Cedric Richmond(D) doesn't sniff DC.
Yep, this is the current map. Check out how fricked up the 2nd District is.





Population density map of LA.

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swamie
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re: "The 10 Most Gerrymandered Districts In America"
I can’t speak for the other states because I know nothing about those districts. I assume most hold true to what I’ll keep repeating every time this is brought up, that LA - 2 is forced by federal law to be gerrymandered.

Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and the DOJ prior to letting section 5 clearance expire would not approve a map that negatively affects a minority district by diluting the minority population.

So if Cedric’s district is 65% black, good luck making it only 55% or even 60% black by trying to make it more compact by bringing it in closer to Orleans.

LA should probably have another majority minority district but that thing might look worse than Cleo’s zorro district if you could manage it.

those minority districts are probably drawn first so no M-M districts are lost and aren’t diluted within reasonable efforts.

The VRA was a monumental success in increasing minority districts all the way through the 80’s. Now it’s an anchor around the neck of Democrats packing in all the minorities and leaving the rural and sunurbs for Republicans.

Basically, Democrats were fine playing the game for 30 years when they were winning but are complaining about the rules when they are losing. Nothing ever changes.


hsfolk
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re: "The 10 Most Gerrymandered Districts In America"
it's the Dems own damn fault for packing themselves into the big cities leaving the rural areas for the Republicans


swamie
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re: "The 10 Most Gerrymandered Districts In America"
Precisely.

White liberals migrate into urban area through gentrification and minorities have very sparse out migration habits.


It’s NY and CA on a smaller scale.

So their solution is to change redistrictjng and get rid of the electoral college because they don’t want to change where they live.


hsfolk
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re: "The 10 Most Gerrymandered Districts In America"
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get rid of the electoral college


and that's never going to happen since 3/4 of states will never agree to that


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MoarKilometers
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re: "The 10 Most Gerrymandered Districts In America"
#2 got us a new federal inmate, so it's a push.


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Pelican fan99
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re: "The 10 Most Gerrymandered Districts In America"
And yet all you hear about is Dems bitching about it when everyone knows they abuse the hell out of it every chance they get


hsfolk
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re: "The 10 Most Gerrymandered Districts In America"
I think the gerrymandering case in the SCOTUS will come down to Kennedy and it will be a tough sell for him because there has yet to be seen a proven case of redistricting without having political preferences for one party over another.


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mauser
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re: "The 10 Most Gerrymandered Districts In America"
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Basically, Democrats were fine playing the game for 30 years when they were winning but are complaining about the rules when they are losing. Nothing ever changes.
Exactly. Blacks wanted more representation and commie Fed judges forced gerrymandering to make sure they got it.


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