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. 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. Runs for office sometimes, so far to offer a challenge to someone nasty who would otherwise have run unopposed. Someday he might pick a fight intending to win it rather than just to dent someone. You'll know it when you see it. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level. A family member works part-time as a campaign treasurer. He doesn't directly profit from that relatively small compensation and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he hated. He does advise some local campaigns informally and generally without compensation. If that changes, he will declare the interest. He also runs a less frequently published blog called "The Brean," for his chosen hometown, where he is now fighting with its wealthiest and most avaricious citizen-donors. This just seems to be his way.