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Gridlock and dysfunction — and a few tears — hit redistricting

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Virginia voters tried to take partisan gerrymandering out of redistricting by giving map-drawing power to a bipartisan commission. Instead, party politics imploded the process. A simple discussion last week in Richmond, about which maps to use as a baseline for drawing new legislative districts, ended with commissioners unable to agree on a starting point. Three Democratic members stormed out of the meeting, breaking up the quorum and reducing a staffer to the brink of tears. By Monday, the commission had missed its deadline for submitting new state legislative maps, as…

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