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Group pushes for an end to gerrymandering of Virginia legislative districts

January 22, 2017

The Roanoke Times
By Carmen Forman

Monday was OneVirginia2021 lobby day at the Virginia Capitol in Richmond. Supporters of redistricting reform rallied behind constitutional amendments to prevent gerrymandering of electoral districts. Del. Sam Rasoul, D-Roanoke, is a proponent of “good government” bills, and has proposed HB 2160 to create an Interim Redistricting Commission to redraw districts that are deemed to be unlawful or unconstitutional. The seven-member commission would be made up of four members of political parties who are not also members of Congress or the General Assembly and three independent, nonpartisan public officials.