Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Effect of redistricting in New Jersey

After every census, the congressional districts are redrawn to take into account the changes in population.  The 2012-2021 map for New Jersey is here, also displayed below.  As a result, I lose my ex-physicist Democratic representative, Rush Holt (district 12) and instead get Republican Chris Smith (district 4).  Unless there is a chance of getting a decent Democrat elected, there goes my interest in my Congress representative.

Representative Christopher Smith
Liberal Action Score: 22/100

Conservative Action Score: 55/100

Representative Rush Holt
Liberal Action Score: 92/100
Conservative Action Score: 3/100