The Fightin’ Ninth has limited ways to expand, so which way will it be?
Virginia Redistricting Commission hears public comments from Southwest residents
Here’s what some voters have told the commission. So far, the results are mixed.
The commission is deadlocked on how to draw new maps for the General Assembly.
Democrats need more voters to move to Southwest and Southside Virginia. Their big margins in Northern Virginia don’t help them win legislative seats.
The redistricting commission can’t decide whether to keep Roanoke and Roanoke County separate or combined in a single state Senate district.
Too many districts cross mountains when they don’t have to. And it will increase polarization.
Both Democratic and Republican mapmakers would put the only two Democratic state senators west of the Blue Ridge into Republican districts.