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In some places it was hard to find a specific district until I realized I could click on the map and enlarge it.
Also, knowing your geography helps a lot. And putting Alaska and Hawaii in Mexico doesn't help. They could have approximated the real locations by moving the map legends around a bit. But they live in New York so even if they knew, they wouldn't care. (Do I sound bitter? Sorry. Maybe if New York showed up regularly in the Gulf of Mexico on maps, they'd understand how we feel.)
Election trivia I picked up along the way:
Democrat Adam Smith won a seat from Washington State.
And a lesson from Minnesota on the importance of where you put the district lines:
- In Minnesota District 4, Democrat Betty McCullum beat her Republican opponent by 56,000 votes.
- In Minnesota District 5, Democrat Keith Ellison beat his Republican opponent by 99,000 votes.
- In Minnesota District 6, Republican Michele Bachman beat her Democratic opponent by 39,000 votes.
The Democrats' left over votes were 4,000 less than Bachman's 159,000.