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Cole, Howell block redistricting debate

February 26, 2016

By The Editorial Page Staff of The Free Lance Star

It’s not a surprise that the Virginia House Privileges and Elections Committee’s subcommittee on elections voted Tuesday, again, to spike a proposal to overhaul how Virginia draws its election districts.

But it is a travesty.

 By a margin of just a few members (their names unknown to the public), this panel suppressed much-needed legislation that had passed the state Senate 36–3.