Who should be happiest about these maps? Who should be unhappiest? And what are the unexpected consequences of one district?
A first look at the winners and losers in the new redistricting maps.
Many voters want the latter out of redistricting, but here’s why it’s hard to draw competitive districts.
And this is just on our side of the state. Hint: They’re in Danville, Martinsville, Lynchburg, Albemarle and much of Southwest.
Here are three principles the court should follow.
The Virginia Redistricting Commission is staring failure in the face
Virginia Redistricting Commission faces more confusion over Lynchburg split and accusations of collusion
The biggest problem is that it would reduce the influence of Southside Virginia by making the Richmond suburbs the population center of the district.
A bipartisan congressional map would split Lynchburg’s majority Black neighborhood between the 5th and the 6th Districts.
A game of give and take: Virginia Redistricting Commission moves onto congressional maps with a first compromise