Wisconsin gerrymandering case could have profound effect in Virginia (Daily Press)

"If the Supreme Court decides that partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional, that would have a revolutionary impact on the reapportionment process in Virginia," said Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington.

Partisan gerrymandering explains why Virginia Republicans have a nearly two-to-one margin in the House of Delegates despite having lost many statewide elections to Democrats in recent years.

"If you have a dominant party nomination and a pulse in the other, you're going to Richmond," Farnsworth said.

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