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Wed Jan 23, 2019, 04:05 PM Jan 2019

Federal court rules against Virginia GOP vote packing gerrymander

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A panel of federal judges has chosen a redistricting map for Virginia’s House of Delegates that could shift some districts toward Democrats and help the party gain control in this year’s election.

The judges ordered a new map in June after ruling that lawmakers had racially gerrymandered eleven House districts by packing black voters into them.

The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the GOP’s appeal this spring. The high court rejected a request from Republicans to put on hold the lower court’s ruling, which means the election season will begin using whatever map is finalized by the lower court.

Do I personally have any confidence the ruling will stand in front of the new Supreme court? Not much...but we must continue to fight each and every attempt to disenfranchise the People.

more at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/court-virginia-redistricting-map-helps-democrats
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