VIRGINIA

State Senate Adjourns with No Map

Republicans are challenging the move, but if it holds up, a court will draw Virginia’s congressional lines.

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Jack Fitzpatrick
Aug. 18, 2015, 5:37 a.m.

The state Sen­ate ad­journed its spe­cial ses­sion on Monday. If the move “holds up to a par­lia­ment­ary chal­lenge,” it “would throw to fed­er­al judges the task of re­draw­ing the state’s con­gres­sion­al map.”

“The move to ad­journ … fur­ther widened the par­tis­an rift between the Demo­crats who con­trol the ex­ec­ut­ive branch and the Re­pub­lic­ans who con­trol the le­gis­lat­ive branch. ‘I thought this was an em­bar­rass­ing day for the com­mon­wealth of Vir­gin­ia, a waste of $40,000,’” Gov. Terry McAul­iffe (D) said. (Rich­mond Times-Dis­patch)

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