Redistricting process gives Va. problems

November 02, 2016

The Editorial Board

Big money donors aren’t the biggest problem our political system faces. The real problem is the once-every-10-year process that allows majority-party politicians to choose their own voters. It’s called redistricting and when it’s done wrong, it’s gerrymandering. The idea that we, the people are selected by politicians based on who we have voted for in the past may seem strange, but after every Census, the ruling political party in Richmond gets to draw the districts for candidates to run for the General Assembly and Congress.