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. There are before and after pictures for the Senate and House with close ups of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

First is the before picture – the district boundaries in 2000. Then next is the after picture – the district boundaries using the proposed system. Click on any map to make it bigger.

Senate

Original Map (from 2000)

Holt Proposal Map 

# of splits by . . .

  • County: 16/67 (was 30/67)
  • Municipality: 2 (was 3)
  • Ward: 4 (was 30)

# of districts that include splits of . . .

  • Counties: 12/50 (was 42/50)
  • Municipalities: 8/50 (was 11/50)
  • Wards: 5/50 (was 10/50)

Senate Close-Up Maps

Pittsburgh

Original
Holt Proposal

Philadelphia

Original
Holt Proposal

 

House

Original Map (from 2000)

Holt Proposal Map

# of splits by . . .

  • County: 42/67 (was 48/67)
  • Municipality: 23 (was 50)
  • Ward: 31 (was 50)

# of districts that include splits of . . .

  • Counties: 34/203 (was 64/203)
  • Municipalities: 39/203 (was 152/203)
  • Wards: 33/203 (was 97/203)

House Close-Up Maps

Pittsburgh

Original
Holt Proposal
Philadelphia
Original
Holt Proposal

You can make a difference, too!

Help make this map a reality. To support the Holt Proposal, simply contact the commission to let them know. It’s that easy.

Want to know more? Explore the Senate Overview and House Overview to see the steps used generate this map transformation.

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Susie Toman February 15, 2012 at 8:27 pm

You are my hero! You saw the absolute inaneness of the redistricting and did something about it! What a great deal of work!! I hope that you have success with your proposal!

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joe ferraro March 1, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I LOVE THESE MAPS !!!

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