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  •  And a better Detroit Metro (1+ / 0-)
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    "So there's a time for silence, and there's a time for waiting your turn. But if you know how you feel, and you so clearly know what you need to say, you'll know it. I don't think you should wait. I think you should speak now." -Taylor Swift

    by SouthernINDem on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 04:47:07 PM PST

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    •  The map is good for a D gerrymander (0+ / 0-)

      But a commission wouldn't split Ann Arbor, nor Ingham County. Michigan legislative maps almost always follow county and municipality lines, and I think that there may be a statute preventing excessive county or city splits, which would make the South-East Michigan portion of your map pretty questionable. However, it is still possible to make a decent D-gerrymander without excessively splitting municipalities.

      •  The real area for gains under a commission (1+ / 0-)
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        is in Oakland and Macomb Counties. A fair map could net us 3 seats.

        "So there's a time for silence, and there's a time for waiting your turn. But if you know how you feel, and you so clearly know what you need to say, you'll know it. I don't think you should wait. I think you should speak now." -Taylor Swift

        by SouthernINDem on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 06:38:40 PM PST

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