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  •  Working on a gerrymander on the Indiana House (2+ / 0-)
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    drhoosierdem, HoosierD42

    and it was not that easy, without getting ridiculous. The best I could get was 15 Solid Dem, 19 Likely Dem, 12 Lean Dem, 10 Tossup, 2 Likely GOP, 44 Solid GOP. This is without drawing Indy seats into the suburbs (other than a couple of GOP seats). However, I had to drop the black majority seats in Marion and Lake counties below 50%. Based on the old map, I eliminated the GOP held District 15 which was southern Lake County, Benton and Newton Counties, and part of White County- moved to Boone County, District 62, which was Orange, and parts of Greene, Lawrence, Martin, and Washington Counties- moved to northern Morgan and Johnson Counties. I also moved District 87 into Hamilton County. Some of the work was creative, such as getting three Dem seats out of Terre Haute, Bloomington, Muncie, Anderson, and Evansville. Under the GOP map, all these have only one Dem. I left two Dem seats in Ft. Wayne, but could have tried for three. Four Dem seats in South Bend, eight in Lake County, and 11 in Marion County. My favorite seat is my District 30, which links Kokomo to Logansport and is 54% Obama in 2008. This sure does beat the 69-31 minority we are in now.

    "So there's a time for silence, and there's a time for waiting your turn. But if you know how you feel, and you so clearly know what you need to say, you'll know it. I don't think you should wait. I think you should speak now." -Taylor Swift

    by SouthernINDem on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 11:22:48 AM PST

    •  I also drew (1+ / 0-)
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      HoosierD42

      HD-70 to exclude 5 strongly Republican precincts in Harrison County and then join it with Crawford and Perry Counties. This would make it very difficult for Rep. Rhoads to be reelected. However, I draw a GOP vote sink from precincts in Harrison, Washington, Floyd and Clark Counties. I also did what Dems never did- put Clarksville with New Albany, and not create their own vote sink in Jeffersonville.

      Sout

      "So there's a time for silence, and there's a time for waiting your turn. But if you know how you feel, and you so clearly know what you need to say, you'll know it. I don't think you should wait. I think you should speak now." -Taylor Swift

      by SouthernINDem on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 12:28:14 PM PST

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