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I Want to Urge the Hanover and New Kent State Legislative Delegation to Bring Back Brat in 2020 (or before)!!

It is a bit like the Puerto Rico control board but however the people of Hanover and New Kent did nothing to bring about the problem and that is:  We lost Cong. Dave Brat.  The governor and legislature could not agree and the court decided.  Lots of people have new representatives.  The remedy was greater than the crime – allegedly racial district(s).  No one asked the people what they wanted.

(PS:  This can also happen if we delegate redistricting to a non-legislative commission.  I am sympathetic to the need for a bipartisan commission but ultimately Sen. McDougle is right [we discussed it one day at the gym] – the elected officials need to decide the lines and then take responsibility for the results.)

Now Rep. Wittman is a fine representative and all that and I mean no offense – but he ain’t no Dr. Brat!

I know what I am doing:  I am writing in Dave Brat in 2016!

So I call on the delegates and senators that represent Hanover and New Kent to start in the next session – introduce the Dave Brat Restoration Act (unlike most catchy titles this one is truthful!) and change the lines.  Let’s get Brat back to Hanover and New Kent!  Only do what is necessary to cure the alleged constitutional infirmity.

Here’s your list if you want to contact them:

Delegates representing Hanover and New Kent:  Delegates Hyland “Buddy” Fowler and Chris Peace.

Senators representing Hanover and or New Kent:  Senators Siobhan Dunnavant, Ryan McDougle, Donald McEachin and Tommy Norment.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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