randomjsa: Oh another gerrymandering thread. I always love these.The Democrats did one in NC that was so stupid that they were taken to court over it and lost.Having clearly learned their lesson from that, they went back and redid the map and ended up in court a second time over their gerrymandering antics.Realizing that they were basically not going to get away with it they finally quit and the local representative knew she couldn't win reelection, so she spent the last 6 months in office basically telling everyone that it wasn't her problem now and she didn't have to do anything.But now of course, boo hoo hoo, the Republicans are returning the favor and it's not fair.
Skanque: 6:31. I'm smrt.
The Martian Manhandler: 5:06 is the current time to beat.
Mr Janny: They picked a bad state as their example. Iowa's districts are not a result of an overly Democratic or Republican Congress. They're drawn by a non-partisan third party.
Target Builder: Mr Janny: They picked a bad state as their example. Iowa's districts are not a result of an overly Democratic or Republican Congress. They're drawn by a non-partisan third party.They do explain that in the text above the puzzle when you complete it, and give it as an example of how district lines should be drawn.
Target Builder: Maryland is a bit of a different situation to the others - in most of the other cases the GOP won the vast majority of the seats even when they lost the statewide vote. In Maryland the Democrats got almost twice the number of votes as republicans. If you lose 2:1 in a FPTP voting system you'll be lucky to win any seats at all, even without gerrymandering.
Karac: 8:26. That's pretty much the easiest jigsaw ever made - the pieces are too weirdly shaped to be challenging.Now, you want a challenging jigsaw? I've got a 5000 piece one of this:[visualfunhouse.com image 500x498]sitting in an attic at my mother's house. Everything's black and white, so you can't really match up colors. And just to make it extra-ballbusting, the pieces (excluding the edges) are exactly the same and symmetrically both left and right and up and down. You can grab any two pieces out of the box, and they'll fit together perfect in eight different orientations.
Saiga410: Thank god they did not do that with IL. Mildly gerrymanded for the Dems. I would hated to put Chicago back together.
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