Thursday, February 7, 2013

GOP Redistricting Power Grab Broken by Virginia House Speaker

Yet another prominent Republican, recognizing injustice or simply being pragmatic in the face of a pissed off electorate, has acted--this time decisively--in the face of a raw power grab by the Senate. Here's the lead from a story this a.m. from ThinkProgress/Justice:

"Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William Howell (R) killed the Inauguration Day sneak attack by Senate Republicans who hoped to pass a massive mid-decade gerrymander. Howell ruled that the Senate’s amendment to a House bill making minor technical corrections to the House legislative maps were not germane, as it was a “vast rewrite” and would “stray dramatically” from the legislation’s original purpose."

The whole story's here.

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