Who are we kidding when we talk about congressional redistricting in Virginia and then we ignore which congressional map is truly the craziest?
All the attention goes to the district that national Democrats focused their lawsuit on: The 3rd. But that district is positively compact and contiguous compared to the district Rep. Robert Hurt has in Virginia’s 5th. The district stretches from the border of North Carolina all the way up to Manassas.
The 5th is the craziest district in Virginia and could easily be considered one of the wildest in America if it wasn’t for the fact that, when it comes to congressional districts in America, that’s a tough title to hold.