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Virginia Senate Dems Criticize GOP Redistricting Bill: “It appears to put...

From the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus: SENATE DEMS' COMMENT ON SB 106, CONGRESSIONAL AND STATE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS; COMPACTNESS STANDARDS  RICHMOND — Today, a bill championed by Senator David Suetterlein...

Video: Linda Perriello at Women’s March in Roanoke Declares, “the people...

See below for video and a transcript of the superb Linda Perriello's speech at last Saturday's Women's March in Roanoke. For all the other...

Gerrymandering’s collateral damage at center of fight over Virginia House control

by Sue Sturgis, cross posted from Facing South Republican Bob Thomas (left) got 73 more votes than Democrat Joshua Cole (right) in the race for...

The Gerrymander Effect in State and National Elections

by Jim McCarthy In the 2017 elections in Virginia for its lower house, Democrats outpolled Republicans 53 to 43% by a margin of 231,000 votes...

Virginia Voters Dropped Their Mic: Elbridge Gerry Shakes His Head in...

by Cragg Hines Almost 40 years ago, the savvy political scientist Thomas E. Mann, who would go on to lead governance studies at the Brookings...

With 53.9% of the Vote, Ralph Northam Won 58/100 Va. HoD...

According to VPAP (see graphic, below), Ralph Northam won 58 out of 100 Virginia House of Delegates districts, even though he "only" won 53.9% of...

End Gerrymandering Altogether

This piece is my weekly op/ed for newspapers in my conservative congressional District (VA-06). ********************* Gerrymandering is as old as the nation. Even so, it violates...

Rule of Law in America? It’s Up to Trump Voters

This piece has appeared in my very red congressional District (VA-06). ************* Let me demonstrate, in a few steps, why it is likely up to Trump...

Gov. McAuliffe to VA House GOP: Drop Your Defense of Gerrymandered...

From Gov. McAuliffe's office: Governor McAuliffe to House Republicans: Drop Your Defense of Gerrymandered Districts and Work with Me on Nonpartisan Redistricting In the wake of...

It’s time for voters to choose their representatives again

Government in this country works by consent of the governed. At least that's how it's supposed to work, but here in Virginia we've allowed...