VA Democrats Accuse GOP of ‘Dirty Trick’ Over Redistricting Plan That Erases a Democratic Seat

Henry Marsh accuses VA GOP of dirty trick
VA Democrats Accuse GOP of ‘Dirty Trick’ Over Redrawn Districts Erasing a Democratic Seat (Photo credit: Facebook)

Proof that the Republican Party has given up on winning any election fair and square — Republicans in the Virginia Senate today “pushed through a surprise rewrite of the 2011 redistricting plan that erases a Democratic seat in western Virginia,” the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. This was all done behind the back of civil rights icon Sen. Henry Marsh (D), who was attending President Obama’s inauguration ceremony when the vote occurred. The revised plan cleared the Senate on a party-line vote of 20-19. The Democrats plan to “oppose the new plan in court.”