Pig Precinct

In 1972, the City Council of Ames, Iowa reprecincted the city in order to comply with new legislative district lines drawn by the Iowa Supreme Court. In doing so, they inadvertently created one precinct that had no residents in it — except for pigs, because the precinct was entirely occupied by the 15-acre Experimental Animal Disease Laboratory.

Ames has redistricted since 1972, so I'm assuming the pig precinct no longer exists.

Arizona Republic - Nov 4, 1972



The Pick And Axe (Bessemer, Michigan) - Aug 8, 1974

Posted By: Alex - Tue Jul 12, 2016
Category: Animals, Government, 1970s





Comments
...some are more equal than others.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 07/12/16 at 10:58 AM
A ham-handed example of gerrymandering.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 07/12/16 at 11:46 PM
Have you seen the little piggies?
Posted by Richard Bos in The Netherlands on 07/13/16 at 08:25 AM
Those guys may be pigs, but they still deserve representation.
Actually, most politicians are considered pigs, so I guess it's just a natural fit.
Posted by GFinKS in Near OZ on 07/14/16 at 09:35 AM
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