Posts Tagged Redistricting

This Year’s Governor’s Race Could Have Lasting Impacts on Virginia Politics

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Gubernatorial candidates Democrat Ralph Northam (left) and Republican Ed Gillespie (right). The winner of this year’s election could have significant influence on redistricting efforts. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

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.

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Representative Don Beyer’s Bill Aims to Deliver Non-Partisan Redistricting

 

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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.

 

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State Republicans Show No Desire for Nonpartisan Redistricting Reform

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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.

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Redistricting Reform Dead for Now

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House Minority Leader David Toscano, left, speaks with House Speaker William Howell during a House session today. Toscano was hoping this was the year for redistricting reform. (Credit: Steve Helber / AP)

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.

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Potentially Historic Supreme Court Redistricting Case Began Today

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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.

 

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