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Tue Nov 13, 2018, 07:51 PM

Pictogram of US Congressional Districts as of November 2018

This isn't a map per se - it's a pictogram showing by color breakouts the number of Democratic and Republican Congressional Districts throughout the US. I guess since a few are still being counted, there may be a change here or there.



What I love about this is the equal representation of blue across the entire country, not just on the coasts. It's a truer representation of how things really are in this country.



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Reply Pictogram of US Congressional Districts as of November 2018 (Original post)
FakeNoose Nov 2018 OP
underpants Nov 2018 #1
FakeNoose Nov 2018 #3
underpants Nov 2018 #6
FakeNoose Nov 2018 #7
underpants Nov 2018 #8
struggle4progress Nov 2018 #2
FakeNoose Nov 2018 #5
UniteFightBack Nov 2018 #4
eppur_se_muova Nov 2018 #9
FakeNoose Nov 2018 #10
eppur_se_muova Nov 2018 #11

Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 07:57 PM

1. Do the striped ones mean they were flipped?

If so I see two TWO red flips - both in Minnesota

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 08:06 PM

3. Yes I believe the diagonals represent flips

Most of the flips were BLUE this time. Don't forget that a couple of Senate seats also flipped red, but they aren't showing on this chart.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 08:14 PM

6. There were 3 flips in Virginia

That's what gave me the idea.

I see a third Repub flip now - Pa.

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Response to underpants (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 08:24 PM

7. The one in PA wasn't really a flip

It happened when the districts were redrawn this year, and different candidates ran who were't incumbents. It's sort of hard to explain. But if you recall that Conor Lamb won that special election back in March, and he won again in a different district last week. But in the district that he left behind (because of the new map) a Republican candidate won. So the net result is the same, it started out as a Republican district at the beginning of 2018 and now it is again, even though it's redrawn.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 08:32 PM

8. Ok thanks.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 08:04 PM

2. NC was approximately evenly divided until our great gerrymander

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 08:07 PM

5. I predict a return to blue after the next Census!

Hang in there, it won't be long!

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 08:06 PM

4. That's right! rump can take his red map and shove it up his orange ass....it's not valid. nt

 

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 10:44 AM

9. Maps like this aim to depict *population* -- very thin in plains states, heavy on the coasts

and Great Lakes.

Big red states like MT, ND, SD, WY, ID, take up a lot of land area on most maps but don't really represent a whole lot of people. But they still get two Senators each, same as CA, NY, FL, TX ! How does that make sense ?

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 12:02 PM

10. Yes we're showing the Congressional Districts only on here

If we were representing the Senate spread of GOP/Dem states, we'd be looking at a lot more red. It's so depressing to us that I wanted to share this pictogram to offset the map that the Republicans love to use.



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 12:23 PM

11. Thanks, it's a point I like to see made often.

Most electoral maps show a lot of red sagebrush and tumbleweed, with most of the people shoved into the blue corners, and lots of people don't realize how misleading that is.

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