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Opinion/Editorial: Nebraska sets example for Virginia on redistricting

March 08, 2016

The Daily Progress

If it can happen in Nebraska, can it happen in Virginia? If gerrymanderers in Nebraska can see the error of their ways, perhaps Virginia’s district-twisters can do the same.

The Associated Press reports that engineers of a gerrymandering coup in Nebraska in 2008 are now having second thoughts. Gerrymandering is the practice of shaping voting districts for political gain, crowding out incumbents of the opposing party or making districts safe for the party in power.

 

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