Virginia Redistricting Commission moves forward with citizen applications
ROANOKE, VA. – Virginia’s newly formed redistricting commission is drawing criticism after completing its first major step. Voters said yes to Amendment One back in November which enacted the commission. But the citizen applicants are under fire by some state lawmakers because the candidate pool is not as diverse as they wanted. The plan split Democrats with party leadership standing against it, while some, like Delegate Sam Rasoul, supported the plan. Hurst added he’s confident Southwest Virginia will end up with representation on the commission.