The Princeton Gerrymandering Project has reviewed Virginia’s newly proposed legislative and congressional maps. (Virginia Scope)
They scored the congressional draft as an “A” overall and in Partisan Fairness, with “Cs” in Competitiveness and Geography.
“It has five pretty safe D seats, 2 very safe R seats, 2 lean R seats, and 2 lean D seats (for a likely delegation of 7D-4R). These results could be quite different in R-leaning years, with a delegation of 6R-5D from Virginia quite feasible.”
They scored the Virginia state Senate maps as a “B” overall and in Partisan Fairness, with an “F” in Competitiveness and a “C” in Geography. The “B” in Fairness is due to a grade decrease deriving from the F in Competitiveness, they said.
They scored the House of Delegates map as an “A” overall and in Partisan Fairness, a “B” in Competitiveness, and a “C” in Geography.
The project has graded every state that’s submitted proposals so far. Among the most controversial states are Illinois, Maryland and Texas, all receiving an “F” grade. Now, guess which one the Justice Department is suing!