Virginia Redistricting Push Gets Boost From ‘Terminator’ Star

February 12, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. (CN) – Virginians who have been waiting months for Republican lawmakers to reform racially gerrymandered voting districts received a wave of encouragement Tuesday former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Phoning in this afternoon to a town-hall call organized by OneVirginia2021, Schwarzenegger described his own experience with redistricting when Golden State voters elected him to office in 2003.

Shortly after a budget meeting between Republican and Democratic leaders in the California Senate ended in a screaming match, Schwarzenegger said the same politicians who had stormed out of his office reached out to him to clamp down on citizen-led redistricting efforts, saying “they had it handled.”

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