September 2011

2000 Redistricting: Were Maps That Bad?

30.Sep.2011by Amanda in Redistricting· 5 comments

Were the districts in 2000 really as bad as what people are saying? Judge for yourself with the following map pictures.

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Redistricting Proposal: House Version Overview

30.Sep.2011by Amanda in Redistricting· 4 comments

Now that we have the big picture for the Senate, we will turn our attention to bottom line for the House districts. This overview is designed to quickly show you all 5 steps of the House proposal without all the detail.

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Redistricting Proposal: Senate Version Overview

30.Sep.2011by Amanda in Redistricting· 4 comments

Some of us are just big picture people and would like to know the bottom line or main idea quickly. This overview is designed to quickly show you all 5 steps of the Senate proposal without all the detail.

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Redistricting Proposal: Senate Version Step 2

30.Sep.2011by Amanda in Redistricting· 1 comment

Step 2 involves creating regions and verifying that the new population totals are within the allowed variant range. With map and pencil in hand, I was ready to begin.

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Redistricting Proposal: Senate Version Step 1

28.Sep.2011by Amanda in Redistricting· 2 comments

Step 1: County Apportionment We must figure out how many senators (or parts of a senator) each County¬†receives. A large county will have a high portion (like Philadelphia at¬†6.01). Small counties will have a low portion (like Cameron at .02). It is a two part process. First we get the the target average for the […]

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Redistricting Proposal: Overview

28.Sep.2011by Amanda in Redistricting· 1 comment

Redistricting is not normally associated with terms like impartial and non-partisan. The method proposed shows that that can all change. A proven alternative is ready to be used right now.

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Ground Rules of State Redistricting

27.Sep.2011by Amanda in Redistricting· 1 comment

To really understand the redistricting process, one must begin by understanding the ground rules. The following rules apply specifically to Pennsylvania, but may also be true in other states.

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Pennsylvania’s Redistricting System

27.Sep.2011by Amanda in Redistricting· 0 comments

Within Pennsylvania, the same method is not used universally for reforming districts. There is one method for Congressional Districts and an entirely different method for General Assembly districts.

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What is Redistricting?

27.Sep.2011by Amanda in Redistricting· 0 comments

One hot topic in politics is the 2010 Redistricting. But what is this and should average people even care about this?

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My Journey into Redistricting: Part 2/2

23.Sep.2011by Amanda in Redistricting· 1 comment

The next few month of my redistricting journey led me to three discoveries that offered the final clues essential to understanding the process and offering workable solutions.

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