Carving out political foes at heart of redistricting debate

February 12, 2017

The Free Lance-Star
By Brian Cannon

VIRGINIA’S problem with election-district gerrymandering is worse than you think. Most know of it as a partisan issue, but that’s a narrow view. It is a bipartisan issue. Gerrymandering is the practice where legislators draw their own voting districts based on political data to ensure their re-election. Virginia lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have abused it, and both sides need to fix it.