Posts Tagged Redistricting
Virginia’s Redistricting Commission continues to make compromises on its own criteria as an October 10th deadline quickly approaches. Incumbency, a familiar and unpopular issue, is resurfacing. Jahd Khalil reports.
Long-awaited new political maps are going to be up for review on Monday. Wednesday, the redistricting commission gave map-drawers instructions. Jahd Khalil reports that they agreed on some things but vehemently disagreed on others.
Last year was a census year. That means this year Virginia is redrawing legislative districts. And a piece of legislation seeks to add transparency, and accessibility, to the process. Jahd Khalil reports.
Last year, voters approved a new commission to draw political boundaries for the General Assembly and Congress. Now, that commission is taking shape. Michael Pope reports.
Now that voters have approved of a new redistricting commission, half of the members have been named. And, state officials are now taking applications for the other half. Michael Pope reports.
Who has the judgement to pick citizen members of the new redistricting commission? Michael Pope reports that’s a decision that will be made by retired judges.
Voters have approved a constitutional amendment creating a new redistricting commission, which now has a dizzying series of deadlines it must meet. Michael Pope has this preview of the work ahead.
Voters are considering a constitutional amendment that would create a new commission to draw political boundaries. But just who is expected to serve on this commission? Michael Pope reports.
One of the biggest issues in next year’s General Assembly session is likely to be a leftover issue from last year — gerrymandering. Michael Pope reports.
Earlier this year, federal judges created new maps for 11 House of Delegates districts in Virginia. Michael Pope reports on what that means for this year’s elections.
Are Republicans in Virginia guilty of racial gerrymandering? That’s a question currently being considered by the highest court in the land. Michael Pope is at the Supreme Court with the latest.
Virginia’s racial gerrymandering case is headed back to the United States Supreme Court next week for yet another round of oral arguments. Michael Pope has this preview.
The process of drawing maps for House and Senate districts in Virginia has been a source of frustration — for voters and for members of the General Assembly. That process may be on the verge of dramatic change, although not without a knock-down-drag-out fight. Michael Pope reports.
Recent years have seen a number of lawsuits challenging how legislative districts are drawn, and many advocates and voters are hoping the system of partisan redistricting is about to change. Michael Pope reports.
A panel of federal judges has chosen a redistricting map for Virginia’s House of Delegates that could shift some districts toward Democrats and help the party regain control in this year’s election. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.
Lawmakers are in Richmond Thursday to evaluate a new set of redistricting proposals. And as Republicans and Democrats throw out competing maps it’s left us with a question: can redistricting be done without people at all? Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Ahead of Thursday’s special legislative session, state Democrats have redrawn eleven legislative districts to comply with a court order. Democrats say their proposed map is constitutional, and that they did not rely on racial demographics. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
This year’s election may end up being more important than most because the next governor will oversee a new round of political maps that will shape Virginia politics for the next decade. Michael Pope has details.
One Virginia Democrat is proposing a sweeping overhaul to how the nation’s congressional districts are drawn. Correspondent Matt Laslo has the details from Washington on a bill that could take the politics out of how the nation’s lawmakers are chosen.
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court said a lower court should re-examine the redistricting efforts of Virginia’s Republican-led legislature. That prompted Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe to ask Republicans give up the fight and work together on nonpartisan redistricting. Michael Pope has the latest.
Attempts to change how Virginia lawmakers draw political boundaries died today in the House of Delegates. Advocates of reforming the system watched on this morning in Richmond, as the final three bills to prevent gerrymandering were voted on in a subcommittee.
Did Republicans in Virginia’s General Assembly pack black voters into a dozen House of Delegates districts to dilute their influence elsewhere? That’s the argument that justices of the Supreme Court heard today. Michael Pope is at the court with the latest.