Aug 21, 2011: Redistricting Redo: Day 4

By: Michael Hyland
By: Michael Hyland

The redistricting redo is over.

As expected, the House and Senate finished the redistricting process Sunday evening, sending the amended (and they hope corrected) House map to acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) to get his signature.

But this issue is far from resolved. There are numerous threats of lawsuits out there, so you can expect to hear more about this in the coming months.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - It's taken two special sessions, but West Virginia lawmakers hope they've finished the once-a-decade redrawing of legislative and congressional districts.

The Senate voted 15-14 Sunday to send acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin a corrected redistricting plan for the House of Delegates. The House passed the bill 55-38 Saturday. Lawmakers ended their special session Sunday.

The plan is much like the one approved during a five-day special session earlier this month. Tomblin vetoed that bill because it overlapped delegate districts in two counties. But he's signed that session's state Senate and congressional redistricting plans.

The House plan fixes the overlap errors. Delegates also approved minor changes to nearly half of its 67 districts.

But supporters of individual districts for all 100 House seats expect to challenge this House plan in court.

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