On his monthly radio show, showing his flair for the dramatic, Governor McAuliffe vetoed six redistricting bills. These are the first vetoes of this legislative session. [read_more]The Governor said,
“First of all I don’t think these bills are constitutional,
“It’s already a partisan process. I don’t like partisan redistricting. I like nonpartisan redistricting, but what I won’t stand for is to allow every two years you get to redraw lines and add certain voters to your district and take certain voters out. I just think that is wrong.”
This comes one day after SCOTUS shot down Alabama’s redistricting plan saying it discriminated against Blacks when the republican controlled state house drew the legislative districts.
McAuliffe also said he will sign, amend, or veto the remainder of the legislative bills by early on Friday, two days prior to the deadline. The Governor will sign approximately 800 bills, including the budget bill, later today.