A nonprofit group says several of Virginia's state House and Senate districts were unfairly gerrymandered for political reasons and should be redrawn.
The group, OneVirginia2021, backed a lawsuit filed Monday on behalf of several Virginians in Richmond Circuit Court asking that 11 House and Senate districts be redrawn because they are not compact, which state law requires. The districts are currently held by both Republicans and Democrats.
The lawsuit is separate from two federal lawsuits filed by Democrats that allege the General Assembly illegally packed black voters into a congressional district and 12 state House districts when it redrew boundaries in 2011.
State Republicans have defended the current boundaries as legal and appropriate.