Washington Post cites Rose Institute’s Mike Whatley on Virginia redistricting


The Washington Post ran an article recently about redistricting in Virginia and how Virginia’s congressional power will likely shift more towards Northern Virginia.  In the article, the Post quoted Rose Report Editor Mike Whatley and his recent series of articles on 2011 congressional redistricting in Virginia:

Mike Whatley, a redistricting expert at the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College in California, wrote an extensive analysis of Virginia last month noting that “because neither party has complete control, neither can draw districts exactly how it wants.”

“A more likely possibility,” Whatley wrote, “is that leaders of both parties will realize that they are unlikely to create a map that would give them more seats and will instead attempt to protect their current incumbents.”


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