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Opinion Column: How Spanberger won a district drawn by and for Republicans (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Opinion Column

By Stephen J. Farnsworth and Stephen Hanna

"Recent elections in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District show that Republicans can win when they construct district lines to bring together a mixture of suburban and rural voters — but that creative line-drawing is no guarantee of success."

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Gerrymandering and Population Changes in Virginia (Virginia Capitol Connections, Spring 2018)

"Gerrymandering and Population Change in Virginia."

Opinion Column, Virginia Capitol Connections, Spring 2018

By Stephen Farnsworth and Stephen Hanna

Virginia is now two-thirds of the way to its next round of redistricting and recent changes in the Commonwealth’s population and voting patterns will make it very difficult for Republicans to draw lines that will allow them to retain their legislative majorities after the 2020 Census.

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Farnsworth, Hanna Columns on Virginia’s Changing Dynamics (Washington Post, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Op-ed columns by Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science, and Stephen P. Hanna, professor of geography, appeared recently in  The Washington Post and The Richmond Times-Dispatch respectively. The columns, “This one map shows the Republicans’ problem in Virginia” (Post) and “Virginia’s Changing Dynamics (Times-Dispatch),” provided a post-mortem of the Virginia elections.

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Farnsworth and Hanna Published in Washington Post

Farnsworth and Hanna Published in Washington PostA map by Stephen Hanna, professor of geography, and a column by Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, which both discussed the recent state legislative elections were published in “The Fix” blog of The Washington Post. The column was entitled “The 2015 Election in Virginia: A Tribute to Gerrymandering.”

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Farnsworth, Hanna and Hermerding Publish Research

Farnsworth, Hanna and Hermerding Publish Research

A research project on the 2014 U.S. Senate election in Virginia co-authored by Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of UMW’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, Stephen Hanna, professor of geography and Benjamin Hermerding, an Alvey Scholar at UMW and a research associate at the center, was featured in the Washington Post and published in the Daily Kos, a leading online news source.