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Advocates for redistricting reform make final push

February 13, 2017

The Virginian-Pilot

Advocates who want to change how Virginia draws its political boundaries are making a final plea to state lawmakers. Redistricting reform advocates said at a news conference Monday that Virginia suffers from political boundaries that favor incumbents and don’t promote fair elections. The advocates want House Republicans to support proposed congressional amendments aimed at limiting political gerrymandering. The measures have already passed the Senate, but face dim prospects in the GOP-controlled House.