This is what America would look like without gerrymandering

The map was created by the Center for Range Voting, which was founded by math PhD Warren Smith and engineer Jan Kok to float innovative election reform proposals. To make it, they used what they call the shortest splitline algorithm. Basically, they used the shortest possible line to cut a state into two halves with roughly equal populations. Then they did so again, and again, and again, until they had the proper number of overall districts.

Here is the U.S. Map

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Of course we will NEVER see such an equalizing map ever! After all, this isn’t a real democracy at all!

http://www.vox.com/2014/5/8/5695350/this-is-what-america-would-look-like-without-gerrymandering

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6 thoughts on “This is what America would look like without gerrymandering

  1. Just how bad is gerrymandering and how much does it affect our everyday lives? Chew on this for a while:

    December 2012 analysis by the Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan, Washington, D.C. publication that analyzes and handicaps congressional and gubernatorial races, with the headline “House GOP Won 49 Percent of Votes, 54 Percent of Seats.”

    And Ohio is one of the worst, followed by Texas. Every two years all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are elected. And on average, only THREE (3) incumbents are replaced.

    So western Lucas County and eastern Fulton County, still feel your vote for Congress counts as much as everybody else’s vote?

  2. “And THIS is what democracy looks like!” Do you think any of the Founding Fathers had any inkling that this might happen down the road?

    1. “Of course we will NEVER see such an equalizing map ever! After all, this isn’t a real democracy at all!”

      Exactly!…Why when I say this, I am the one attacked by you and JOB?

      The United States that we know is passe, dead, gone. You bring up the Founding Fathers, well they are history.

      1. Well, we have a choice here. Either give up and hope to die before everything blows up or do what we can as individuals. Lately I’ve been surprised to find that so many other people are starting to get fed up and want things to change.

  3. We have heard over the past couple of weeks that the Tea Party is done, that it is in retreat. Really? Could it be that the Tea Party has been absorbed by
    the Republican Party, (should I have put Republican Party in quotes?)?
    And, the result is that the Tea Party has become the Republican Party?

    The Tea Party started out as a third party, neither Democrat or Republican It started as a response to the home mortgage meltdown and the abuses of Wall Street. . Shortly, though, the Republican Party, after the moderate defeat in 2010, embraced the Tea Party. Now, The Republican Party has moved to the Tea Party, the Establishment is nominal only. Why, because if I can use a quote, “there’s not a dime’s worth of difference” of a Tea Party member and a Republican candidate.

    The Tea Party has won. The media is trying to convince us that the Tea Party is in retreat and demonstrates the loss of the Tea Party in NC. The reality is that the State of NC has moved to the Tea Party positions. The supposed “moderate” in the Republican Primary, Tillis, won that senate
    primary. Tillis is anything but moderate; he is a far right candidate. Today’s
    Republican Party is a dominant far right Party. Tillis is the wolf in sheep’s
    clothes, says moderate but is far right….That is the issue, M_R. Will we permit the so-called liberal media get away with calling these Republican
    victories moderates?

    1. Have you noticed that lately the network news is sounding more like Fox News?

      (Long time Republicans, pre-Reagan, are now called RINO’s. And sometimes are called something even worse: Democrats)

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