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A lesson in gerrymandering at Lynchburg College

September 20, 2016

By Alex Rohr
The News & Advance 

While a redistricting advocate used statistics to articulate how gerrymandering has taken away real choice in American democracy, an analogy from popular culture connected with Lynchburg College seniors Monday. Brian Cannon, executive director of thenonpartisan OneVirginia2021, showed a picture of a hobbit, a peaceful and contented creature from “The Lord of the Rings” series, holding the ring of power. Then he showed Gollum, an emaciated and desperate creature seduced by the evil ring.