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Bill To Ban Gerrymandering Divides State Republicans

February 13, 2017

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By Craig Carper

The last surviving redistricting bills will be heard in the House Privileges and Elections subcommittee on elections early Tuesday (2/14) and the question of weather to ban political gerrymandering has Virginia Republicans divided. Some GOP Republican Senators are pushing legislation that would prohibit lawmakers removing their political opponents through redistricting and strengthen requirements that districts be compact, contiguous and keep localities and precincts whole.