Redistricting matters

December 04, 2016

Free Lance-Star
by The Editorial Board Staff of the Free Lance-Star

ANY doubt about the importance of controlling how state legislative and congressional districts are drawn has been erased by a bill proposed by Del. Mark Cole. The Spotsylvania County Republican wants the Virginia General Assembly to approve legislation next year to award the commonwealth’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins each congressional district rather than the traditional winner-takes-all approach for the candidate who wins the statewide vote.