The Problem

IN VIRGINIA, REPRESENTATIVES ARE PICKING THEIR VOTERS…SHOULDN’T VOTERS PICK THEIR REPRESENTATIVES?

  1. IN VIRGINIA, AUTHORITY FOR REDISTRICTING RESTS WITH THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, WHOSE LEADERS HAVE PUT PARTY AND INCUMBENT ADVANTAGE BEFORE CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPACTNESS AND CONTIGUITY.
  2. LEGISLATORS HAVE DRAWN DISTRICT LINES TO FAVOR PARTISAN INTEREST SINCE THE EARLY DAYS OF THE REPUBLIC, BUT POWERFUL COMPUTERIZED MAPPING TOOLS AND DETAILED DEMOGRAPHIC DATA HAVE TURNED THE MAPMAKING INTO A WEAPON.
  3. THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF ELECTIONS ARE FOREGONE CONCLUSIONS. THE OUTCOMES ARE RIGGED TO FAVOR INCUMBENTS. YOU HAVE A VOTE — BUT NOT A VOICE.

These elements leave us with voting districts that look like these:

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