One way to measure the effectiveness of a congressional gerrymander is to look at how many of the opposing congressmen's seats are in jeopardy.
By that measure, the North Carolina legislative Republicans must take a back seat to the Illinois legislative Democrats in their gerrymandering prowess.
The Hill, a non partisan Washington publication, recently rated the five most vulnerable Republican redistricted congressmen and the five most vulnerable redistricted Democratic congressmen in the country as well as naming some honorable mentions.
Redistricting in Illinois is controlled by a Democratic legislature.
The Hill listed Republican Rep. Robert Dold as the 5th most vulnerable Republican and Republican Rep. Judy Biggert, both of Illinois as the 3rd most vulnerable Republican. It also listed as honorable mentions Illinois Republican congressmen Randy Hultgren, Adam Kinzinger, Bobby Schilling and Joe Walsh.
Among the Democrats, The Hill listed, Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler as the 4th most vulnerable, and Larry Kissell, both of North Carolina, as the most vulnerable. It also listed as honorable mention North Carolina Democrats Brad Miller and Mike McIntyre.
So if you are keeping score, the Illinois Democratic legislature managed to put six Republican congressmen on the endangered list, while the North Carolina Republican legislature managed to put only four Democratic congressmen on the list. (North Carolina has 13 congressmen and Illinois has 19 congressmen.)