Virginia redistricting commission presents initial congressional map drafts
Virginia's bipartisan redistricting commission is trying to redraw the state's legislative districts. On Thursday, they discussed ways to redesign the 11 congressional districts, so they don't favor one political party over the other.
8 people chosen for Virginia bipartisan redistricting panel
The eight Virginia legislators who will makeup half of the state's redistricting committee. RICHMOND, Va. – A panel of judges has selected eight citizens who will join eight legislators on a bipartisan commission that will redraw Virginia’s legislative boundaries for the next decade. The judges selected four names each from lists submitted by Democratic and Republican legislative leaders. The panel of judges was tasked under the law with selecting members to reflect racial, ethnic, gender and geographical diversity. The Roanoke area will have representation on the panel from Lynchburg Republican Steve Newman, who is one of the eight legislators already appointed to the commission.
Virginia lawmakers name 8 members to redistricting commission
RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia lawmakers have picked legislators to serve on a new redistricting commission created with the aim of eliminating gerrymandering. Leaders in both parties have announced their picks in recent days to serve on the commission. George Barker (District 39) and Mamie Locke (District 2), GOP Sens. If the maps are rejected, the Supreme Court of Virginia will draw them. Below is the full list of localities represented by these eight legislators and which districts cover which locality
Voters decide fate of ‘Amendment One’, but what actually is it?
LYNCHBURG, Va. – As voters head to the polls, they’ll be voting on more than candidates. Amendment One asks voters to decide whether Virginia should establish a redistricting commission. The group ‘Fair Maps VA’ has been pushing for Amendment One to make the ballot for years. “When there’s gerrymandering, there’s very little competition for reelection because they’ve already picked their voters. Instead of the voters picking the voters, the politicians have already picked the voters,” she said.