Momentum Grows In Virginia To Improve Redistricting Process

January 27, 2017

The New Journal and Guide
By Leonard Colvin

Lawmakers use the U.S. Census 10-year head counts to determine  the boundaries of local,  state and U.S. Congressional voting districts representing thousands of voters who elected them to office. It’s called redistricting. But, some see the process as subject to gerrymandering because it is controlled by the state legislature, and the political party in control of the legislature has a political advantage.