Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Census tool shows how gerrymandered you are

Folks, here's a neat little tool.  

With this site from the U.S. Census and a little arithmetic, I am able to see, for example, that my home Congressional district is 92 percent white, (and 3.6 percent black); 70 percent of residents identify their ancestry as "American," English, Irish or German; 18 percent are over the age of 60; and 40 percent of residents are over 45.  

No wonder the GOP doesn't even need to campaign there!   

Find out how slanted toward one party your district is here.

UPDATE (08.12.2013):  This graphic from Mother Jones says it all, how badly Republicans have stacked the electoral deck:

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