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House GOP sticks with gerrymandering

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This morning, the House Privileges and Elections committee heard the final attempt before the General Assembly to establish a nonpartisan redistricting commission, Sen. Creigh Deeds’ SJR 352. The resolution had previously passed the Senate by a 23-17 vote (amended).

Today, Republicans swiftly killed it immediately after Sen. Deeds’ testimony, in an unrecorded vote.

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Written by assemblyaccess

February 16, 2007 at 10:01 am

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  1. This is so disrespectful to Sen. Deeds. What a bratty bunch of children. Let’s give them a permanent time-out come November 2007.

    eileen

    February 16, 2007 at 11:28 am

  2. CREIGH DEEDS ’09!!!!

    Ghost of A.L. Philpott

    February 25, 2007 at 12:35 am

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  4. […] for it. (Of course, I had chatted earlier with House P&E member, Del. Alexander, on their dismissal of the bill.) Perhaps Rerras has had a change of heart. Good for him, if that is the case. But I […]

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