UPDATED: Redistricting plans will alter legislative landscape in western Virginia

UPDATED: Redistricting plans will alter legislative landscape in western Virginia
Both House and Senate proposals group two local lawmakers in one district Virginia lawmakers return to Richmond Monday to redraw the state’s legislative districts, and two new plans released Tuesday night would have a major impact on how our part of Virginia is represented.
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Virginia legislative redistricting proposals throw lawmakers together – www.roanoke.com
A Senate plan, for example, would put Ralph Smith in a district with another legislator. RICHMOND — The boundaries of Western Virginia’s General Assembly districts would change dramatically and some incumbent legislators could lose their seats under redistricting plans introduced late Tuesday.
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Virginia’s redistricting process gets underway
Virginia’s legislative leaders released their proposed maps for the state’s once-a-decade redistricting, followed almost immediately by charges and countercharges of partisan gerrymandering.
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