It’s beyond me how a legislator forgets how he voted roughly a week ago, but Del. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News) has seemingly done just that. In a press release to the James River Journal, Del. Oder urges members of the Senate Commonwealth Caucus to vote against the same redistricting maps he voted for last week.
The Commonwealth Caucus, comprising of two Republican and two Democratic Senators, has sponsored legislation for the past four years creating a nonpartisan redistricting commission only to be killed every year by Republicans in the House of Delegates (specifically, Del. John Cosgrove’s 7am Subcommittee on Elections). Del. Oder has never voted for nonpartisan redistricting.
As a matter of fact, the only redistricting map Del. Oder has ever voted for is the map he is now urging members of the Senate to vote against.
Here is Del. Oder’s vote on the redistricting map vetoed by the governor.
Del. Oder’s press release