Voting

A Muddled Majority

Editors’ Note: See the following previous VoxFairfax articles on redistricting in Virginia: https://voxfairfax.com/2018/08/19/one-person-one-vote-in-congressional-elections/; https://voxfairfax.com/2019/07/08/virginias-path-to-one-person-one-vote-faces-dangers/; and https://voxfairfax.com/2019/04/22/landmark-redistricting-reform-passed-in-virginia/. On March 6, the Virginia House of Delegates, on a vote of 54-46, agreed to a Senate bill placing a constitutional referendum on the… Read More ›

Trump Campaign Buying Black Support

Is this the new “walking around money”? Politico reported (01/29/2020) about a Trump-connected group called Urban Revitalization Coalition (URC) that sponsored an “economic empowerment” event in Cleveland in December where some attendees were selected to receive cash gifts for their… Read More ›

Empathy Before Ideas

By Frank Blechman Political leaders like to tout their big ideas. The bigger the office, the bigger the ideas need to be. Not only big (in terms of number of pages in the white paper) but bold. Ideas must promise… Read More ›

The Rise of the Cyborgs

By Frank Blechman The Christmas/New Year’s holiday offer an extended time for reflection. Driving to visit far-flung family and friends gave me even more. And, the visits provided a time to compare my thoughts with those of others. I took… Read More ›

Electoral Turnout Dynamics

As the above VPAP visual illustrates, turnout was all-important in last month’s election. It was the highest it’s been in the past 20 years, 7 percentage points higher than the next-highest level, in 1999.  The Commonwealth records 5,628,989 registered voters… Read More ›