New GOP Plan Would Redraw 32 House Districts
House Republicans unveiled a revised redistricting plan on Wednesday aimed at picking up the support of a few Democrats. Introduced by Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), the plan is in response to a federal court finding that 11 House of Delegates districts approved nearly a decade ago were packed with too many African-American voters.
The Jones plan would impact a total of 32 House districts, extending from Richmond to Hampton Roads.
VPAP has maps and two separate charts, one showing how the GOP plan would change the districts' racial composition and one showing how it would alter the districts' partisan lean.
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|District||Delegate (Party)||Change in Black Population||Change in Partisanship||BPS|
Source: Virginia Division of Legislative Services
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. 27, 2018