Slate has a slideshow of the twenty most gerrymandered congressional districts in the nation. Some of those are just ridiculous.
We’re following the Goode/Perriello counting pretty closely over at cvillenews.com, my long-time blog about all things Charlottesville, with electronic voting expert Bryan Pfaffenberger providing some really helpful analysis. You can watch the tabulation changes yourself at the SBE’s site, too.
The LoC’s THOMAS has added permanent URLs for all bills, replacing the URLs of Death that they used to use. These little steps do wonders for open government.
Rep. Virgil Goode has refused to debate challenger Tom Perriello on TV. Fifth District Republican Chair and Goode’s long-time right-hand man Tucker Watkins had committed Goode to a televised debate, but then Goode claimed that NBC-29 should have known better than to accept a commitment from him. Man, has that got to be humiliating for […]
Rep. Virgil Goode and Tom Perriello debated last night, at the Senior Statesman of Virginia’s standard biennial House candidate forum. Campaign advisor Lloyd Snook thinks Perriello came out on top, and prominent local writer and noted Quaker Helena Cobban basically agrees, but with significant reservations. Coincidentally, SUSA released a poll in the race today (which […]
Here’s something I hadn’t realized: Democrats are fielding a candidate in all eleven Virginia congressional districts. That’s great. I wish it would become the norm, established by the RPV and the DPVA, that the local party chairs put their name on the ballot as the nominal opponent of otherwise unchallenged incumbents, for state and federal […]
Unusually, I’ve got to support President Bush’s position on the farm bill, and oppose the supermajority in the House and the Senate who support it. The farm bill is, functionally, the food bill, and that’s how I think of it. It substantially dictates what we eat, because it has such a strong influence in what […]