Tuesday, April 5, 2011

News from Virginia: "General Assembly opens redistricting lightning round advancing new House, Senate majority maps"

"Virginia lawmakers listened Monday morning as college students, black leaders, Latino advocates and other reformers appealed for a less political process for redrawing the state’s legislative districts.

Then the legislators opened a lightning-round special session to advance fast-tracked bills by House and Senate majorities peppered with districts contorted to protect incumbents and preserve partisan advantages."

The AP (via WaPo) has more

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