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

Somewhat verbose worker's rights and government accountability attorney, residing in northwest Brea. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Occasionally runs for office to challenge some nasty incumbent who would otherwise run unopposed. (Someday he might pick a fight with the intent to win rather than just dent someone. You'll know it when you see it.) He got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012 and in 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. A family member co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)