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OR redistrict: Congressional options

From a diary on Daily Kos, a provocative look at some of the ways Oregon’s five congressional districts might be redrawn this year.

The key question is whether Oregon, which now has four Democratic representatives and one Republican, might get a set of districts which would favor election of one more Republican. In his diary, James Allen has “drawn up 3 not so revolutionary maps which should add another Republican leaning district, or at least make the Democratic districts more competitive. They keep the districts mostly in the current orientation, but make some changes, obviously.”

Worth a look, as time nears for release of some of the initial districting committee-based maps.

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