The state House redistricting map is out, so this seems like as good a time as any to remind you that redistricting is not – we repeat not – a political process. It is never a process resulting in officeholders choosing their voters, but rather a purely altruistic exercise in which voters are given a fresh opportunity to choose their officeholders. Therefore, strange and illogical conclusions to this wonderful process are impossible.
There is a logical explanation for strangely-shaped districts. Those moving maps forward are simply concerned for our mental health. Thus, they have created this legislative rorschach test, so that it can be ascertained the extent to which we are, in fact, nuts.
It is in that spirit that we here at Letters From Texas Worldwide Headquarters present this House District Rorschach Test, in which you, the crap-reading public, are encouraged to add to the comments section the first thing that comes to mind when looking at these inkblots, which are actual proposed state House districts.