We are well positioned to have a sweep of statewide offices and expand our majority in the House of Delegates. And, make no mistake, redistricting is on the ballot. Our ability to protect and expand our numbers for the next decade hangs in the balance.
If House Republicans had a lick of sense, they’d push hard for nonpartisan redistricting during the upcoming session. To the extent that this note from the RPV newsletter indicates the House Republicans’ plans, it looks like they still just don’t get it.
House minority leader Del. Ward Armstrong told me last year that he supports nonpartisan redistricting, but only so long as Democrats are in the minority. Republicans have six weeks—this coming session—in which they can prevent Democrats from redistricting them into oblivion. Let’s watch them squander it.