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Redistricting poised to split Williamsburg area Congressional districts

A Richmond federal appellate court's ruling Thursday on redistricting will have big implications for the Greater Williamsburg area.

Williamsburg and James City County are currently entirely in the 1st Congressional District, represented by U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland.

The court ruling splits the region between two Congressional districts: U.S Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, conservative leaning 1st District, and the much more competitive, swing-shifting 2nd District, represented by U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach.

The ruling by appeals court judge Albert Diaz came in response to...