Snapshots of gerrymanders

To go along with an editorial about the "dark art form" of gerrymandering New York legislative districts, NYT has posted a series of interesting/head-slapping maps of bizarrely-drawn districts. Our favorite is probably the upstate Senate district that NYPIRG's Blair Horner calls "Lincoln riding on a vacuum cleaner."

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Absolutely ridiculous that we allow this crap to happen. Unfortunately if anyone tried to force these districts to be drawn fairly, MoveOn.org would be in here to stop it in a heartbeat. They're really proud of themselves for keeping Gerrymandering in place in California.

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