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Map showing the most Republican and Democratic areas of NH
« on: March 09, 2012, 08:18:15 pm »

This map shows the New Hampshire House of Representative districts that leaned most Republican and Democratic based on the 2004 and 2008 Presidential elections.  That may seem confusing, and it is.  I would both to explain how the map and chart were created, but the created explains it here. http://www.bluehampshire.com/diary/13806/the-partisan-makeup-of-the-house-redistricting-plan

Map version https://docs.google.com/gview?a=v&pid=explorer&api=true&srcid=0Bw-bhwssw7gfZjc0MTRiNGMtODliYS00NzVmLTg2NGUtOTExYzZiZWVhMjRk&hl=en&pli=1
Chart version https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?hl=en_US&hl=en_US&key=0Ag-bhwssw7gfdEdfQnNoaXJ4X1FacEYzU2NJTU5TSlE&single=true&gid=0&output=html

This isn't the most concrete information and it was created by a very partisan Democrat, but I find the information interesting.

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Re: Map showing the most Republican and Democratic areas of NH
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2012, 09:43:48 pm »

What's the most libertarian part?
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Re: Map showing the most Republican and Democratic areas of NH
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2012, 09:49:39 pm »

What's the most libertarian part?

You could figure out something close to that by looking up where the candidates the scored the best on the NHLA Liberty Rating lived over the last 5 years or something. 

Or, I can just tell you.  Grafton is like in the top 5, if not the most libertarian.  Places like Dalton also likely rank in the top 5.  Other low population towns in or near Coos County likely finish off the top 5 most libertarian towns.  However, since these towns are so small, they shouldn't show up well on a House district map.
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Re: Map showing the most Republican and Democratic areas of NH
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 12:59:07 pm »

Don't forget Croydon.
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Re: Map showing the most Republican and Democratic areas of NH
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2012, 02:13:41 pm »

How libertarian is Epsom?
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Re: Map showing the most Republican and Democratic areas of NH
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2012, 05:33:27 pm »

Grafton is like in the top 5, if not the most libertarian.

We've had multiple things that failed by single-digit numbers of votes, recently.  And some useful things that have passed, as well.  But we're at a point where, if a dozen more liberty-minded folks moved here and registered to vote, we could shut down a lot of nonsense.
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Re: Map showing the most Republican and Democratic areas of NH
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2012, 04:42:14 pm »

The map is interesting - but I am not sure the most Republican districts are the most pro-liberty - you might also look at the most evenly split, ones in gray. I notice there are 2 gray districts in each of the two Seacoast counties, including Rochester where I live, Strafford-1 (but no red districts in my county). The only thing I don't like about the map is that you have to look to another source to find out the towns in each district, as they just give the official name - the county and a number.

What are people's thoughts about whether red districts, Republican majority, or gray ones, even split, are more pro-liberty?
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Re: Map showing the most Republican and Democratic areas of NH
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2012, 05:59:00 pm »

The map is interesting - but I am not sure the most Republican districts are the most pro-liberty - you might also look at the most evenly split, ones in gray. I notice there are 2 gray districts in each of the two Seacoast counties, including Rochester where I live, Strafford-1 (but no red districts in my county). The only thing I don't like about the map is that you have to look to another source to find out the towns in each district, as they just give the official name - the county and a number.

What are people's thoughts about whether red districts, Republican majority, or gray ones, even split, are more pro-liberty?

The most Democratic districts are the least pro-liberty districts.  Look at the districts for Keene, Portsmouth, Durham, Lebanon, Hanover and Concord for example.  They tend to be the most Democratic and have some of the most statist voters and politicians. 

The opposite isn't necessarily true.  For example, some of the towns are very small and cannot have a district.  A district that is 50% to 50% may be, at least in certain towns, more pro-liberty than a district that is 60% Republican to 40% Democratic.  This map is likely more useful at finding the least pro-liberty areas than finding the most pro-liberty areas.
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Re: Map showing the most Republican and Democratic areas of NH
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2012, 10:23:50 am »

Grafton is like in the top 5, if not the most libertarian.

We've had multiple things that failed by single-digit numbers of votes, recently.  And some useful things that have passed, as well.  But we're at a point where, if a dozen more liberty-minded folks moved here and registered to vote, we could shut down a lot of nonsense.

I'd move there and register to vote tomorrow if I had a local connection. I have been a libertarian since high school just didn't know it then. Still plan to make the pledge to join the FSP and move to NH regardless, having a hard time finding the area in the forum for that though...
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