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  •  Wow for a state as Dem as Illinois (1+ / 0-)
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    the court district map sure has a GOP bias thanks to Cook County being a vote sink.
     photo ILSupremeCourtDistrictsA_zpsd00bb139.png

    Basically there are 3 safe D districts, 1 safe R district, and 1 pure tossup and 2 GOP leaning districts that are still winnable.

    Are there any other states in part two that have whole county based districts? I'd run the Maryland data but I can't tell precisely where the splits are, same with Louisiana in New Orleans, but considering how that's basically the same as last decade's congressional map we probably have 1 liberal and 2 conservadems in districts 3 and 6 I'm guessing. Maryland is probably 5-2 if the elections were initially by district instead of appointment with retention.

    •  They're both by whole counties (0+ / 0-)

      The map doesn't show it well for Maryland, but this chart explains it.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      With Louisiana, District 7 is Orleans Parish, and 1 is Jefferson Parish. The rest of the districts should be easy enough to figure out.

      25, Practical Progressive Democrat (-9.38, -8.51), Gay, IN-02 - Defeat Wacky Jackie for 2014!

      by HoosierD42 on Mon May 20, 2013 at 05:41:31 PM PDT

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      •  Whoops, I'm wrong. (0+ / 0-)

        Districts 1 and 7 in Louisiana swap some precincts between Jefferson and Orleans Parishes.

        25, Practical Progressive Democrat (-9.38, -8.51), Gay, IN-02 - Defeat Wacky Jackie for 2014!

        by HoosierD42 on Mon May 20, 2013 at 05:43:03 PM PDT

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