In One Vote, Lawmaker Strike More Than 20 Constitutional Amendments

February 01, 2017

By Michael Pope

Should Virginia’s gerrymandered districts be redrawn by a nonpartisan commission? Should former felons be able to vote? These are questions that some lawmakers want to put on the ballot for voters to decide, but it looks unlikely they’ll get the chance. It’s not every day that two dozen constitutional amendments are killed in one swift vote. But that’s what happened here at the Capitol earlier this week, a move that still has Democrats buzzing about how Republicans are operating a government without accountability or transparency.