Mike Doyle is not a fan of DIY Internet redistricting -- at least when it's being used to (hypothetically) strengthen the GOP in Western Pa.
Mr. Dunn set out to see if voters in Western Pennsylvania could be rearranged to help the GOP. He packed Democratic voters into Pittsburgh, creating a new district that starts in the city and extends tentacles along the city's rivers to take in blue-collar Democrats.
"Look at the map," Mr. Dunn, an attorney, said. "It's just a gorgeous octopus."
Rep. Mike Doyle, the Democratic congressman who would represent the octopus surrounded by Republicans, isn't so sure.
"Isn't technology wonderful?" said Mr. Doyle after looking at an email of his hypothetical district. "Some guy from California drew a map. In Pittsburgh, there are two words for that: Who cares?"