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  • Group Aims to Reform Political Redistricting Process

    February 18, 2014 • Posted In: • News

    NBC29 Charlottesville, VA Date Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Washington Post Article Link A bipartisan group of current and former Virginia officials is trying to take politics out of the state’s redistricting process by the 2021 election.Currently, the legislature draws the state’s political lines after each census. But the lines often reflect which party is in […]

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  • Gerrymandered in Albemarle: Why does my delegate live 70 miles away?

    January 31, 2014 • Posted In: • News

    C-Ville Weekly Author: Lisa Provence Date: 1/31/14 Article Link: C-Ville Weelky “Here’s how redistricting works in Virginia: Following the U.S. Census every 10 years, the legislature redraws the state and congressional districts, which means the party in power votes on how the lines are drawn—and both parties are guilty of drawing lines in their favor. […]

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  • Our view: A penny for voters’ thoughts

    January 01, 2014 • Posted In: • News

    Roanoke Times Author: Roanoke Times Editorial Board Date: 1/1/14 Article Link: Roanoke Times “Redistricting is a necessary process that occurs every 10 years after the census is completed. The original intent was benign: to make sure districts have roughly equal populations as growth and settlement patterns shift over time. But even our Founding Fathers were […]

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  • Find a fairer process for redistricting

    December 14, 2013 • Posted In: • News

    Richmond Times Dispatch Author: Bob Gibson Date: 12/14/13 Article Link: Richmond Times Dispatch “Every 10 years, a partisan majority that redraws district lines drives a sharper stake through the heart of each chamber, as if trying to vanquish the vampire that has been cast as theother party. Some of the unhealthiest changes in politics during […]

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  • Farnsworth: Virginians prefer nonpartisan line-drawing

    April 08, 2013 • Posted In: • News

    Call it redistricting or even re-redistricting. Either way, Virginians really do not like politicians drawing their own legislative boundaries. Read the whole article here: Richmond Times-Dispatch

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