News & Politics
There’s been some new developments in everyone’s favorite topic – redistricting.
An anti-gerrymandering group on Thursday said it wants to amend the Virginia constitution to create a 10-member commission made up of three Republicans, three Democrats and four independent voters.
To amend the Virginia Constitution, legislators must first approve it in two annual sessions separated by an election — in this case, in 2019 and 2020 — before it can be added to the ballot as a statewide referendum in the 2020 general election.
In the meantime, Speaker of the House Kirk Cox, R-Colonial Heights, asked the lower court Wednesday to halt any remedial map drawing mandated by the lower court until the Supreme Court hears arguments in the gerrymandering case stemming from 2014.
William and Mary Law professor Rebecca Green came on to talk about what this means for Virginia and for 2019.
She served on the committee tasked with coming up with the ballot language, and she explains how they came up with the map-drawing criteria and the process for creating the commission.
Music: Puzzle Pieces by Lee Rosevere.
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