Posts Tagged Redistricting
Despite redistricting, Virginia districts largely saw lopsided margins of victory Tuesday
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 9, 2022
Although most of the attention goes to close races, Michael Pope reports that most of Virginia’s congressional seats are seeing a lopsided result.
Incumbency Returns to Redistricting Debate, Again
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 30, 2021
Virginia’s Redistricting Commission continues to make compromises on its own criteria as an October 10th deadline quickly approaches. Incumbency, a familiar and unpopular issue, is resurfacing. Jahd Khalil reports.
Redistricting Commission Gives Map Instructions, but Deadlocks on Key Questions on Race
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 15, 2021
Long-awaited new political maps are going to be up for review on Monday. Wednesday, the redistricting commission gave map-drawers instructions. Jahd Khalil reports that they agreed on some things but vehemently disagreed on others.
Bill Adding More Transparency to New Redistricting Commission Advances
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on February 3, 2021
Last year was a census year. That means this year Virginia is redrawing legislative districts. And a piece of legislation seeks to add transparency, and accessibility, to the process. Jahd Khalil reports.
Some Critics Say Citizen Members of Virginia’s New Redistricting Commission Aren’t Balanced
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on January 6, 2021
Last year, voters approved a new commission to draw political boundaries for the General Assembly and Congress. Now, that commission is taking shape. Michael Pope reports.
Tired of Virginia’s Political Maps? Now’s Your Chance to Help Draw Them
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 2, 2020
Now that voters have approved of a new redistricting commission, half of the members have been named. And, state officials are now taking applications for the other half. Michael Pope reports.
Work is Already Underway to Establish the New Redistricting Commission
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 11, 2020
Who has the judgement to pick citizen members of the new redistricting commission? Michael Pope reports that’s a decision that will be made by retired judges.
What Happens Now That the Redistricting Amendment Has Been Approved?
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 4, 2020
Voters have approved a constitutional amendment creating a new redistricting commission, which now has a dizzying series of deadlines it must meet. Michael Pope has this preview of the work ahead.
Who Should Be Able to Serve on New Redistricting Commission?
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 9, 2020
Voters are considering a constitutional amendment that would create a new commission to draw political boundaries. But just who is expected to serve on this commission? Michael Pope reports.
Redistricting Debate Likely to Take Center Stage Again Next Month in Richmond
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 30, 2019
One of the biggest issues in next year’s General Assembly session is likely to be a leftover issue from last year — gerrymandering. Michael Pope reports.
New Legislative Maps Are Now in Effect; How Will They Impact November’s Statehouse Elections?
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 18, 2019
Earlier this year, federal judges created new maps for 11 House of Delegates districts in Virginia. Michael Pope reports on what that means for this year’s elections.
Supreme Court Justices Hear Oral Arguments in Virginia’s Redistricting Case
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on March 18, 2019
Are Republicans in Virginia guilty of racial gerrymandering? That’s a question currently being considered by the highest court in the land. Michael Pope is at the Supreme Court with the latest.
What to Expect When the Supreme Court Takes Up Virginia’s Redistricting Case
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on March 15, 2019
Virginia’s racial gerrymandering case is headed back to the United States Supreme Court next week for yet another round of oral arguments. Michael Pope has this preview.
Lawmakers Agree on Redistricting Commission, But Differ on Execution
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on February 5, 2019
The process of drawing maps for House and Senate districts in Virginia has been a source of frustration — for voters and for members of the General Assembly. That process may be on the verge of dramatic change, although not without a knock-down-drag-out fight. Michael Pope reports.
Could This Be the Year Virginia Establishes Redistricting Reform?
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on January 28, 2019
Recent years have seen a number of lawsuits challenging how legislative districts are drawn, and many advocates and voters are hoping the system of partisan redistricting is about to change. Michael Pope reports.
Court Picks Virginia Redistricting Plan that Helps Democrats
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on January 23, 2019
A panel of federal judges has chosen a redistricting map for Virginia’s House of Delegates that could shift some districts toward Democrats and help the party regain control in this year’s election. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.
Redistricting: Does it Have to be Done by Humans?
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 26, 2018
Lawmakers are in Richmond Thursday to evaluate a new set of redistricting proposals. And as Republicans and Democrats throw out competing maps it’s left us with a question: can redistricting be done without people at all? Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Virginia Dems Propose New Legislative Districts
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on August 29, 2018
Ahead of Thursday’s special legislative session, state Democrats have redrawn eleven legislative districts to comply with a court order. Democrats say their proposed map is constitutional, and that they did not rely on racial demographics. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
This Year’s Governor’s Race Could Have Lasting Impacts on Virginia Politics
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on August 11, 2017
This year’s election may end up being more important than most because the next governor will oversee a new round of political maps that will shape Virginia politics for the next decade. Michael Pope has details.
Representative Don Beyer’s Bill Aims to Deliver Non-Partisan Redistricting
Posted by dmjones101 in Virginia's News on July 14, 2017
One Virginia Democrat is proposing a sweeping overhaul to how the nation’s congressional districts are drawn. Correspondent Matt Laslo has the details from Washington on a bill that could take the politics out of how the nation’s lawmakers are chosen.
State Republicans Show No Desire for Nonpartisan Redistricting Reform
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on March 3, 2017
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court said a lower court should re-examine the redistricting efforts of Virginia’s Republican-led legislature. That prompted Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe to ask Republicans give up the fight and work together on nonpartisan redistricting. Michael Pope has the latest.
Redistricting Reform Dead for Now
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on February 14, 2017
Attempts to change how Virginia lawmakers draw political boundaries died today in the House of Delegates. Advocates of reforming the system watched on this morning in Richmond, as the final three bills to prevent gerrymandering were voted on in a subcommittee.
Potentially Historic Supreme Court Redistricting Case Began Today
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 5, 2016
Did Republicans in Virginia’s General Assembly pack black voters into a dozen House of Delegates districts to dilute their influence elsewhere? That’s the argument that justices of the Supreme Court heard today. Michael Pope is at the court with the latest.