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Kyle WestPer: 10Pennsylvania US House of Reps DistrictingYou are going to create a map of Pennsylvania US House of Representatives Districts. Then you are goingto evaluate your map using the redistricting criteria for Pennsylvania. You will also evaluate any politicalbias in your results.Steps:1.Create a map that passes the minimum criteria in District Builder. Your districts must have almostequal populations (within 5%) and each district must be contiguous.2.Pennsylvania requires that congressional districts be compact, contiguous and preserve politicalsubdivisions (not crossing county, city or town boundaries when drawing districts). Click the“Evaluate” button in District Builder and score your first map:a.Compactness score30%b.County splits14c.For each of your county splits, zoom in on the map to check that you are following townor city boundaries.d.Fix any splits3.Next look at the political lean for each of your districts (PVI). There are 17 districts in PA and 48%Democrats to 49% Republicans in the whole state. How many of your districts lean:a.

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