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A bad redistricing proposal


In honor of new apportionment numbers from the Census, here is a bad way to redraw the 11 congressional districts of my home state. They're not compact, but they are contiguous and have equal(ish) population!

VA map with vertically striped districts

Please excuse the garish colorway--I don't want to point fingers, but this is the default QGIS gave me...

Also, in the interest of full disclosure, these are based on 2010 blocks and population counts. Couldn't find more recent population data at this (or census tract) level.

Thinking I'll make a few more of these!