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Redistricting in Virginia

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Virginia Citizens Redistricting Commission

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Virginia voters to decide future of redistricting with Amendment One vote on fall ballot

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Redistricting amendment on the ballot in Virginia

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Amendment 1: End Partisan Gerrymandering in Virginia

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Newly-formed Virginia redistricting commission meets for first time

Redistricting in Virginia has been a controversial topic due to allegations of gerrymandering. In the 2017 Virginia General Assembly, all of the redistricting reform bills were killed. The Virginia Constitution states, "Members of the House of Representatives of the United States and members of the Senate and of the House of Delegates of the General Assembly shall be elected from electoral districts established by the General Assembly. Every electoral district shall be composed of contiguous and compact territory and shall be so constituted as to give, as nearly as is practicable, representation in proportion to the population of the district. The General Assembly shall reapportion the Commonwealth into electoral districts in accordance with this section in the year 2011 and every ten years thereafter."
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