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Sat Sep 22, 2018, 05:52 PM

Gerrymander: Jewelry For The Modern District

A diamond is forever, but a district is for a decade.

Gerrymandering began 200 years ago — but in 2011, it was born anew.

With sophisticated technology, Republican state legislators, commissioners, and governors redrew Congressional maps across the country. On one hand, they minimized Democratic votes — particularly those from Americans of color — by ‘packing’ those voters into one district (so their votes wouldn’t impact other districts) or by ‘cracking’ them so their votes were spread across many districts.

But on the other hand, they inspired some incredible jewelry.

TX-35 runs 100 miles from Austin to San Antonio. MI-14 connects Pontiac to Detroit with a big zig-zag. FL-4 carves out the city of Jacksonville. LA-6 tip-toes around African-American neighborhoods in Baton Rouge. OH-1 adds on the Republican-heavy Warren County. And NC-6 splits the largest historically black public college into two separate districts — so if you move across campus, you have to re-register to vote.

Forget circles, squares, or rectangles — the modern district approaches a hectagon (a shape with 100 sides). With our one-of-a-kind pieces, we outline every border your state legislators or commissioners drew and your governor approved.


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Sat Sep 22, 2018, 05:57 PM

1. They went to Gerry's (manders)! - /n/t

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