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Old 09-25-2016, 05:30 PM
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Is Kennebec County, ME the only county split between presidential electoral districts?

Or are there counties in Nebraska like this? Only Maine and Nebraska divide their electoral votes by congressional district. Maine has two congressional districts, and Kennebec county is the only one that is split between the two districts.
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Old 09-25-2016, 05:50 PM
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Heavily populated Sarpy County, in suburban Omaha would be split,, as is a very tiny corner of Gage County.

http://www.wrhammons.com/nebraska-co...-districts.png

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Old 09-26-2016, 10:12 AM
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Four of the five counties that make up New York City (Kings, Queens, Bronx and New York Counties) have multiple election districts. Only Staten Island (Richmond County) is a single E.D.
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Old 09-26-2016, 11:26 AM
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Four of the five counties that make up New York City (Kings, Queens, Bronx and New York Counties) have multiple election districts. Only Staten Island (Richmond County) is a single E.D.
But for the presidential Electoral College count, they are all subsumed into New York State.
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But for the presidential Electoral College count, they are all subsumed into New York State.
OK -- I think I misunderstood the question.
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Old 09-26-2016, 12:40 PM
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Not a county, but there's also the peculiar case of Yellowstone National Park. Even though the park includes portions in three different states, it's all treated as one judicial district. This would have interesting implications on a crime committed in the Idaho sliver of the park: A jury is to be composed of residents of the state and district where the crime occurred, but that would restrict the jury pool only to residents of that narrow strip of land (because no other land is both part of the state of Idaho and the district of Yellowstone), and there are no human residents of that strip of land.

Personally, my preferred resolution to this problem, if it were ever to come up, would be to empanel a jury of twelve grizzly bears (your honor, we find the defendant guilty on account that he looks delicious). But in practice, the court would probably just find some other element of the crime that occurred elsewhere, and try it there.
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Hennepin County, Minnesota includes 4 Congressional Districts, all of 1 and parts of 3 others.

But it doesn't matter in Electoral Districts, because Minnesota votes all of its Electoral College votes for the statewide winner.
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Is Kennebec County, ME the only county split between presidential electoral districts?

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Heavily populated Sarpy County, in suburban Omaha would be split,, as is a very tiny corner of Gage County.

http://www.wrhammons.com/nebraska-co...-districts.png

So all the currently existing district-assigned EVs involve split counties, then.

Congressional district boundaries are based on census tracts (in order to approximate equal populations) so county boundaries are regularly disregarded.

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