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Florids'a 20th Congressional District

This is Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s 20th Congressional district, one of the monuments to the grand old political practice of gerrymandering with the added advantage of digital cartography and the use of geographic information systems that makes it possible with fewer registered Republicans in the state than registered Democrats to enjoy a two to one advantage in both houses of the state legislature and the state’s Congressional delegation.

6 comments

1 hipparchia { 03.27.08 at 1:14 am }

wow! that one is a real work of art. makes the original gerry+salamander look tame.

2 Michael { 03.27.08 at 4:32 am }

See what modern technology can do!

3 Bryan { 03.27.08 at 9:30 am }

It’s a wonderful example of picking and choosing districts one city block at a time.

4 Jack K., the Grumpy Forester { 03.27.08 at 11:05 am }

…one certainly must doff one’s hat respectfully in the direction of the master craftspersons responsible for this one. I’m not any sort of student of the subject, but I don’t recall ever before seeing islands and pockets geographically unconnected to the rest of a district…

5 Bryan { 03.27.08 at 1:00 pm }

Well, there’s a road connection, even though the people who live along the road are in other districts. It’s definitely a piece of work and it’s most notable on the 8 Democratic districts.

6 28 Stories to Read at Florida Progressive Coalition Blog { 03.27.08 at 3:05 pm }

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