Creigh Deeds

House panel rejects redistricting reform bills

RICHMOND – Republicans on a House subcommittee killed three redistricting reform bills Tuesday that advocates had hoped would curtail gerrymandering in Virginia.

At a 7 a.m. meeting, the Elections Subcommittee of the House Privileges and Elections Committee voted 5-2 that each proposal be "passed by indefinitely," effectively ensuring that the issue is dead for the legislative session.

More than 50 supporters of OneVirginia2021, which advocates for nonpartisan redistricting, attended the subcommittee's meeting. The crowd murmured its displeasure when the panel voted against the measures, and one woman shouted "Shameful!"

Democrats also were...

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