Its funny how Republicans got whipped in National elections but been doing pretty good in many state elections so many here assume that at the state level they can do anything they want.
Both Ohio and VA are on the edge of Democrat takeovers. If so they get to redistrict the House seats for those states/
You miss the point. Kasich has two options:
A: try and persuade Ohioans to believe the right things.
B; pretend to belive the wrong things because he thinks most Ohioans believe the wrong things.
He chose B, which NEVER EVER WORKS for Republicans. Oh, it looks like it will, it is the easiest thing to do in the short term, but it never actaully works.
Rove is in favor of this kind of strategy,
Get real ~ Virginia is on the edge of a Republican takeover. We never quite solidified the existence of the Republican party until quite recently. It was Democrat for over 80 years with NO Republican party anywhere. The place was a one party dictatorship under the personal rule of the Byrd family.
You're getting way ahead of yourself, at least in Ohio.
Redistricting won't come about for another almost 10 years and the make up of the Apportionment Board won't be decided until the 2018 statewide election.
Republicans currently hold every statewide office, all Ohio Supreme Court seats except one, and have supermajorities in both the Ohio House and Ohio Senate.
Poised for a Democrat takeover?