Advocacy Group Seeks To Outlaw Gerrymandering

January 23, 2017

Idea Stations
By Craig Carper

The non-partisan redistricting advocacy group One Virginia 2021 is asking the General Assembly to approve legislation that would make political gerrymandering illegal. Currently, Virginia lawmakers draw their own district lines and those for the state’s congressional representatives. Critics say this allows elected officials to choose their voters, rather than voters choosing their elected officials. Nearly 200 advocates came to the state capitol on Monday (1/23) hoping to change that process.