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Audience boos as General Assembly panel rebuffs redistricting advocates

February 06, 2017

By Megan Corsano – Capital News Service
The Free Lance-Star

Dozens of people jeered Republicans on a House committee Friday after they declined to revive legislation aimed at changing the way political districts are drawn in Virginia. More than 100 people gathered for the meeting of the House Privileges and Elections Committee. Some of them yelled “Cowards!” and “Shame on you!” after the panel refused a request by Democrats to reconsider five redistricting proposals that a subcommittee had killed earlier in the week.