Setting aside (for the moment) the legal and technical analysis (and motives) of the maps created by the Special Master, we members of the public have not been graced with an easily accessible version of the maps for perusal.
The Special Master felt that none of the submissions were worthy of his approval so he drew two maps of his own. Â These maps only affect the 3rd Congressional district and the surrounding, 1st, 2nd, 4th and 7th Congressional Districts. Â Although the submissions of the Special Master are available on the Division of Legislative Services redistricting website, easily viewable maps (without specialized software) are not available…until now:
The Special Master created his own plan:
The Special Master also created a modified version of the NAACP plan:
These plans can be viewed in an interactive fashion where you can scroll around the Commonwealth with County and City borders
The Virginia Congressional Republicans have moved to stay this process given the news on Friday that the Supreme Court will take up the case. Â The three Judge panel has chosen not to hear the motion on an expedited basis and the parties will still be required to file briefs in support or opposition of the Special Master’s plans over the next two weeks.