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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

If Dems Win the VA Senate...

If the Democrats in Virginia take control of the Senate that means that they will have control for the next re-districting.

If so, I will absolutely hold their feet to the fire for REAL non-partisan re-districting. This is what we need to help reform the U.S. Congress. Non-partisan re-districting went down to defeat in California a couple of years ago (mostly for unrelated reasons). That ballot initiative was my great hope for leading the way in non-partisan redistricting across our nation. Virginia can now be that hope - that leader. Imagine - competitive House races! Election years when more than 1% of Congress turns over. (God forbid, if you are invested in the status quo.)

So, if the VA Senate goes Democratic, it will be up to all of us to make sure that Congressional (etc.) districts are drawn reasonably, not partisanly.

Non-partisan redistricting is, quite simply, vital to changing the hyper-polarized politics in this country and a way to bring us all back to the rational center.

So, Virginia Democrats - be forewarned. We will be watching. And if you put partisanship before common sense, you may lose control of the Senate as quickly as you gained it (if you do).

Comments on "If Dems Win the VA Senate..."


Blogger Howling Latina said ... (1:07 AM) : 

Do not worry. Dems are going to be as "fair and balanced" in redrawing districts as GOPers were when they held the Senate and redrew districts after the 2000 census.


Blogger Robb said ... (5:52 PM) : 

Does it have to be about revenge? Why can't they just to the right damn thing?


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