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24 Feb 2015

Rep. Scott: Let Independent Panel Draw Districts

U.S. Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, a Democrat representing Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District, says the General Assembly should take some of the politics out of redistricting by having an independent commission redraw political boundaries.

06 May 2013

Legislative Issues Fueled Partisan Ill Will

An ominous “MLK Day plot.” A proposed overhaul of the Electoral College system. Voter ID legislation. Those are issues that fueled partisanship at the Virginia Capitol this year and turned the bad blood between Republicans and Democrats into one of the most talked-about topics of the General Assembly’s session.

13 Feb 2013

Storify: An ‘MLK Day Plot’ on Redistricting?

CNS reporter Whitney Spicer curated the social media stream to produce this report about Republicans’ surprise passage of plan to redraw Senate districts on Martin Luther King Day.

09 Feb 2013

Democrats Accuse GOP of Restricting Voting Rights

Democratic lawmakers blasted Republicans’ recent actions to redraw Senate districts and require voters to show more identification during a roundtable meeting with the League of Women Voters of Virginia this past week.

09 Feb 2013

Democrats Accuse GOP of Restricting Voting Rights

Democratic lawmakers blasted Republicans’ recent actions to redraw Senate districts and require voters to show more identification during a roundtable meeting with the League of Women Voters of Virginia this past week

22 Jan 2013

Area Lawmakers Divided by Redistricting Controversy

Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, and Sen. Emmett Hanger Jr., R-Mount Solon, are friends. And they’ll remain friends, Deeds says, even if a controversial measure Hanger voted for costs Deeds his seat in the Virginia Senate.

09 May 2011

Census Sheds Light on Amelia’s Population

Amelia County’s population grew more than 11 percent, to 12,690 residents, during the past decade, according to the 2010 census. The population of Hispanics tripled, though in absolute numbers, they’re still pretty small (290). Amelia’s black population actually shrank during this period.

04 Apr 2011

Citizens Decry Gerrymandering in Redistricting

Community leaders and concerned citizens turned out en masse Monday to protest proposed redistricting maps at the General Assembly’s final public hearing.