For about a decade, Republicans were treated to excoriations about non-partisan and bipartisan redistricting by Democrats, telling us how fair and equitable they would be when drawn.
Until they are drawn.
Now the Democrats are mad as hell, as defined by all these red dots where Democrats complain (a lot) about democracy and fairness as un-democratic and unfair values all of the sudden. (RELATED: Jill Biden Campaigns in Must-Win Territory for Terry McAuliffe)
VPAP has the partisan breakouts here, and for the life of me I can’t figure out why the Democrats are so opposed to these lines in a state they believe is as blue as a sapphire.
Oh wait — here it is:
Democrats on the commission said that map didn’t make sense given the state’s political makeup; Democrats currently hold seven out of the state’s eleven House seats and have won every statewide election since 2009. Dave Wasserman, an elections expert with the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, called the finished product “a dream GOP map that would give Republicans a chance to win 6/11 seats in a Biden +10 state,” in a Tweet on Friday.
Maybe it’s because their 2017 and 2020 numbers giving them a 10pt advantage are about to evaporate with the McAuliffe/Youngkin contest?
Talk about being hoisted on one’s own petard. (RELATED: Virginia Democrat Refuses to Step Down Despite Felony Charges)