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Crowdsourcing request: swing district locator

October 23rd, 2012, 6:00pm by Sam Wang


I want to create a tool to help locate swing Congressional districts (CDs) near you. Can you help?

I’ve identified the districts – now I need a way to display them conveniently. The ideal tool would be a compact app that uses a ZIP code to return the nearest three swing CDs, along with links to resources such as Pollster.com and campaigns (both D and R). For example, in California the swing districts are CA-07, 09, 10, 24, 26, 41, and 52. These are places where Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) activity would be most effective – for either side.

Original map from the California Citizens Redistricting Commission

The swing districts are listed after the jump. Write me directly (left sidebar, About Us).

Update for the very knowledgeable: in one solution, the key missing piece of information is GIS-friendly Congressional district boundaries. If you have those…swoon!

Pacific Coast states
CA-07
CA-09
CA-10
CA-24
CA-26
CA-36
CA-41
CA-52
WA-01

Arizona/Nevada/Utah/Colorado
AZ-01
AZ-09
CO-03
CO-06
NV-03
NV-04
UT-04

Midwest
IA-03
IA-04
IL-10
IL-11
IL-12
IL-13
IL-17
IN-08
KY-06
MI-01
MI-11
MN-08
OH-06
OH-16
WI-07

South, including Texas
FL-10
FL-18
FL-22
FL-26
GA-12
NC-07
TX-23

New England
CT-05
MA-06
NH-01
NH-02
RI-01

Northeast
NJ-03
NY-01
NY-11
NY-18
NY-19
NY-21
NY-24
NY-27
PA-08
PA-12

Tags: 2012 Election · House · Meta-analysis

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