On Monday, January 30, Delegate Jackson Miller (R, HD-50, Manassas)–one of seven members of the Constitutional Subcommittee of the House Privileges and Elections Committee–voted to kill each of six bills proposing constitutional amendments to require non-partisan Virginia redistricting, starting in 2021, the year after the next U.S. Census.
The proposed constitutional amendments could have only become effective if the same legislation were passed by both houses of the Virginia General Assembly and signed by the Governor in both 2017 and 2018 and then approved by a majority of Virginia voters in the 2018 General Election.
The report of the subcommittee votes is here. The redistricting bills are HJ 581, HJ 628, HJ 651, HJ 696, HJ 749, HJ 763.
In the 2015 General Election for the 100 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates, 62 races had only one candidate on the ballot, and most of the remaining 38 contests were politically noncompetitive.
Please let Delegate Miller know that his continued support of the partisan gerrymandering of state and federal legislative districts in Virginia is unacceptable and will not be forgotten.