A legal battle is raging over whether Third District Congressman Bobby Scott’s District has too many black voters, but so far, the Congressman himself has not gotten involved.
The Third is 56% black, a jagged line from Portsmouth to Richmond drawn in 2012 by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.
Democrats went to federal court to block it, and a panel of federal judges is now considering whether to force the legislature to redraw the district.
It could affect surrounding districts that are majority white. But Scott himself has not gotten involved.