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This redistricting plan preserves Fairfax County's Woodburn precinct (#717) - and keeps our precinct with its neighbors in Merrifield. While it unfortunately removes Woodburn from the 11th district, this map does appear fairer to Annandale and Merrifield communities of interest than partisan Democratic and Republican-drawn maps.
I apologize, I didn't realize this was the map that Dave Wasserman stated was the D gerrymander so please ignore my previous comments. I didn't realize that district 1 was drawn to favor Democrats as well. I agree, it should be a 7-4 map at most (with one tossup and 1 lean dem, 4 solid republican, and 5 solid Dem).
While I appreciate that this map keeps Tyson's Corner mostly intact, I strongly feel that it fits more neatly into a district containing the rest of the Dulles Technology Corridor out to Ashburn, rather than with the lower density community in southwest Fairfax. Also, I'll note that the precinct covering the area around the McLean metro station more rightly belongs with Tyson's Corner than with McLean or Pimmit Hills since this is a high density area centered on the Capital One headquarters, unlike the lower density residential areas beyond there.
I'm a Democrat, but I need to lift up Jared Roberts' comment that this is literally a copy of a map Dave Wasserman said would be Democrats' dream map. It may be compact, but it gives Democrats the real chance to win 8 of 11 seats (72%) in a state where their seat share is only about 54%. That violates the Commission's legally mandated partisan fairness requirement
This map is very fair! The 7th is still very competitive. The comment on the map is completely wrong, it is not a Democratic gerrymander. Also, Dave Wasserman is non-partisan.
This version of the 9th district makes a lot of sense, keeping the mountains as the boundary to the southeast and adding Roanoke and southern Botetourt County.
David H Snead
This map shows how one can keep much of the state together & compact by making smart splits of Richmond's suburbs.
Aside from the fact that this map splits the Greater Richmond area between four districts, this is a fair map that appears in-line with where Virginia is politically.
This map does a good job respecting communities of interest - keeping suburban Richmond whole and not lumping it in with Southside and Southwest Virginia. This version of VA-7 could include more of Chesterfield, with Buckingham and Cumberland shifted to VA-5 on the southside to go further in respecting communities of interest
I like this map as it keeps communities of interest together and keeps the 7th competitive.
I really don't like the part of PWC that's put into the first. Thats the heavily democratic, heavily minority part of the county. I don't think that part belongs with a district that includes Spotsy and Hannover. It should be in a growing minoirty opportunity district in the 11th
l like having Franklin County in a Southside district. I'm fearful that some may wish to put FC with Southwest Virginia.
I like this map a lot! There are a lot of communities of interest in keeps together: - Shenandoah Valley including the Allegheny Highlands - Southwest Virginia - Roanoke and Blacksburg - Southside Virginia - the Lynchburg area - Charlottesville/central VA gets its own seat (for once!) - All of Fairfax Co. gets its own district - Stafford/Woodbridge/Fredericksburg I-95 corridor - Loudoun County & Manassas area - Virginia Beach and Eastern Shore - The Peninsula It just makes sense!
Charles F Stanton
Splitting Norfolk again and sending her to the Peninsula for what, putting Luria and Scott in the same district? Pathetic!
In addition to this map's other pros, I think it's a good compromise from a political perspective. Most likely, it wouldn't be a big change from the current roughly 5D-4R-2C status quo, with competitive district 7 getting bluer and competitive district 2 remaining very swingy. That's pretty representative of the statewide political climate. The biggest problem in the old map was the court-drawn swingy district 5, which straddled several unrelated areas.
This is the best plan for Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley that actually respects actual communities of interest and doesn't cross mountains to combine Communities that have little to no interest in each other. The idea of "Communities of Interest" should has as much, if not more authority, for the purpose of drawing districts that are in the interests of its inhabitants.
This map is not fair at all. Instead, this map is a Democratic gerrymander that came from Dave Wasserman. https://twitter.com/Redistrict/status/1448344248034672641?s=20
This is a very fair way to draw 1st District. Keeps communities of interest and doesn't go too fair into Northern Virginia.
This map wisely keeps Central Virginia communities together, which includes suburbs, exurbs and commuter towns that feed into Charlottesville and Richmond.
This is a great way to draw the 6th. It keeps the Shenandoah Valley in one district and links it to similar areas in the North Central part of Virginia.
I think this is a great configuration for the 7th. Keeps Charlottesville on the east side of the blue ridge mountains and keeps communities of interest together in central Virginia.
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