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Members of the House of Delegates have approved a constitutional amendment creating a bipartisan commission to draw legislative districts.

Lawmakers are considering an effort to create new safeguards to prevent minority voters from being disenfranchised.

Democrats are divided over how to handle redistricting next year after the Census. And the final few days of the General Assembly session will see a dramatic vote on that issue.

Members of the Virginia House of Delegates will  vote on a constitutional amendment that could dramatically change how legislative districts are drawn.

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Republicans in the statehouse are accusing Virginia Democrats of walking back promises to pass redistricting reform. But understanding why there’s resistance from some Democrats on the measure requires going back a year.