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Aug 17, 2011- Redistricting Redo Made Official

By: Michael Hyland
By: Michael Hyland

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin officially announced the Legislature will go back into special session tomorrow.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) has signed a proclamation that will bring lawmakers back to Charleston for the redistricting redo session beginning noon Thursday.

The House of Delegates has to correct technical flaws in their new map, which counted some voters twice and left some voters out entirely.

Each day of a special session costs about $30,000.

Some Kanawha County voters were counted twice when the seven-member 30th delegate district was split roughly in half. This area will be split such that it's represented by three delegates in one district and four delegates in the other.

The state Senate and congressional maps are fine. However, senators will have to pass the new House bill once it's done.

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