Weekend Open Thread: Into the Weeds

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2012 Election Results by CD

Generic map appeared in Washington Post — http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/election-map-2012/house/ — where it is much more interactive and fun (if that’s the sort of think you’re into.)

This is a map of the new House of Representatives by district.  The current breakdown is 234 Republicans to 194 Democrats, but Democrats currently lead in all of the seven undecided races.

Despite having more than 30 fewer districts, Democrats have a majority of the popular vote.  So if you’ve wondered what gerrymandering does to an area, there you have it.

This is your Weekend Open Thread.  You can talk about anything other than politics — or about politics — or about neither or both.

About Greg Diamond

Worker's rights attorney now moving into "good governance" litigation. North Vice Chair of Democratic Party of Orange County and occasional candidate. Proud to be prolix. Unless otherwise specifically stated, his writings never speak for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level. He tries to either suppress or openly acknowledge his partisan, issue, ideological, and "good government" biases in most of his writing here. If you have a question about any particular writing, just ask him about it and (unless you are an pseudonymous troll) he will probably answer you at painful length. He lives in Brea but generally doesn't blog about it. A family member works as a campaign treasurer for Wendy Gabriella in AD-73; he doesn't directly profit from that relatively small compensation and it doesn't affect his coverage. He does advise some campaigns informally and without compensation, although in 2014 he may receive some compensation for campaign consulting and fundraising for the campaign of Jorge Lopez for Orange County Assessor.