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  1. Someone made a font out of gerrymandered congressional districts

  2. Pat helped Richard in his political ascent by research his opponents. Richard's first political victory was in California's 12th congressional district in 1946, which was/is essentially the city of San Francisco. California was much more conservative in the 1940s and "50s, which allowed Nixon to become one of the more powerful Republicans in the state at the time.

  3. After former Ohio representative James Traficant was convicted of corruption and imprisoned, he ran as an independent from jail and received 15% of the vote in his district. He is one of only a handful of candidates to mount a congressional bid while incarcerated.

  4. Maine used to have 8 Congressional Districts and it might be down to 1 after the next Census results.

  5. By not including language from the previous act that districts be "contiguous and compact" and contain an equal number of inhabitants, the Reapportionment Act of 1929 allowed US states to draw congressional districts of any shape or size, or to do away with districts altogether.

  6. The state of Alaska has only one giant congressional district.

  7. Alabama is so gerrymandered that even though he won a majority of votes, Doug Jones only carried one of seven congressional districts.

  8. Maine used to have 8 Congressional Districts and it might be down to 1 after the next Census results.

  9. There is a pending Constitutional Amendment, already ratified by 11 states and only needing 27 more, that would cap each Congressional district to 50,000 constituents.

  10. "Goofy kicking Donald Duck", Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional district in 2011 which got the name from its heavily gerrymandered district borders.

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Most changed US congressional districts from 2016 to 2018

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Status of every Absentee Mail Ballot in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District

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Congressional Districts in the NE-US by Windiness

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Income inequality by congressional district.

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