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As House GOP prepares to vote on new map, Northam pledges veto, support for constitutional amendment for nonpartisan process

October 04, 2018

As Republicans appeared poised to push forward with a likely party-line vote this month on new maps to fix 11 House districts a court has ruled were racially gerrymandered, Gov. Ralph Northam vowed a veto.

And the governor, a Democrat, says he will support a push to “enshrine nonpartisan redistricting in the Virginia Constitution” via an amendment in the next legislative session.

Speaker of the House Kirk Cox, R- Colonial Heights, announced Tuesday that he would reconvene the GOP-controlled House of Delegates on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. to work on a remedial redistricting map that’s supposed to be approved by Oct. 30.

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