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View Diary: Nonpartisan Redistricting Maps: A Closer Look at Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania (36 comments)

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  •  I decided to see (0+ / 0-)

    whether it was possible to draw two black-majority districts in SEPA. As it turns out, it's not possible, but I got pretty close (one district was 50.0% AA, and the other was 47.1% AA). The 47.1% black district is also 18% Hispanic and only 26% white, so it would probably elect an African-American.

    And even with this, you can still draw two more districts in the Philly suburbs that would vote for Democrats.

    I think this is an idea I might take further.

    (-8.38, -4.72), CT-02 (home), ME-01 (college) "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one." -Spock

    by ProudNewEnglander on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 01:36:55 PM PDT

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    •  I'm sure I've managed it on DRA before (0+ / 0-)

      Did you include Chester?

      •  Yes I did (0+ / 0-)

        Perhaps you drew the two AA districts when Pennsylvania had 19 rather than 18 districts. Seeing as I got so close with 18 districts, I'd be surprised if it wasn't possible with 19.

        (-8.38, -4.72), CT-02 (home), ME-01 (college) "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one." -Spock

        by ProudNewEnglander on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 07:10:54 AM PDT

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