2018 Redistricting

In a lawsuit filed by Democrats, federal judges ruled that the 2011 House of Delegates maps ran afoul of the Voting Rights Act because when crafting 11 Black-majority districts, Republicans had used race as a "predominate" factor. The General Assembly met in special session in 2018 in an attempt to correct the flaw. But after the legislature deadlocked, the U.S. District Court imposed a map in January 2019 that modified 25 House districts in Southeastern Virginia.

Districts Affected: 25

City/County Outlines

Change in Partisan Performance measures the change in the gap between the Republican and Democratic candidates if the 2012 presidential election had been held in the proposed district boundaries. Source: Virginia Division of Legislative Services calculation.