Republicans on Tuesday released their own map that would address a federal court finding that 11 House of Delegates districts approved nearly a decade ago were packed with too many African-American voters.
The proposal, introduced by Rep. Rob Bell (R-Albemarle) would impact 30 of 100 House districts stretching along a corridor from Richmond to Virginia Beach.
VPAP has charts showing how the GOP plan would change the racial composition, the partisan tendencies and the boundaries of the 30 affected districts.
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|District||Delegate (Party)||Change in Black Population||Change in Partisanship||BPS|
Methodology: "Change in Partisanship" is based on results from the 2009 governor's race. The formula is: (Gap separating the % of vote Republican Bob McDonnell and Democrat Creigh Deeds received in districts as they exist today) MINUS (Gap separating the % of vote Republican Bob McDonnell and Democrat Creigh Deeds would have received in the proposed redrawn districts)
Sept. 19, 2018
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