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

Prolix worker's rights and government accountability attorney and General Counsel of CATER. His anti-corruption work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, leading them to work with the Democratic Party of Orange County Chair and other co-conspirators (who had long detested the internal oversight his presence provided) to remove him from the position of DPOC North Vice Chair of in violation of party rules and any semblance of due process. He also runs for office sometimes. Unless otherwise specifically stated, none of his writings prior to that lawless putsch ever spoke 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 Beautiful Bountiful Brea, but while he may brag about it he generally doesn't blog about it. A family member works as a campaign treasurer for candidates including 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 (except where noted) without compensation.