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“Politically Neutral and Race-Blind”? Virginia Republicans and Democrats Can’t Agree On Redistricting
"Politically Neutral and Race-Blind"? Virginia Republicans and Democrats Can't Agree On Redistricting - The Kojo Nnamdi Show
Lawmakers in Virginia are working to create a redistricting plan in response to a June federal court ruling that 11 House of Delegates districts in Hampton Roads and greater Richmond were racially gerrymandered and thus unconstitutional. On Tuesday, Governor Ralph Northam said that he would veto a redistricting map that House Republicans hope to pass, ...
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