After Backlash From Own Party, New Jersey Democrats Drop Redistricting Plan
Democrats have complained for years that Republicans have entrenched their hold on power through gerrymandering. In New Jersey, Democrats stepped all over their party's message by trying to accomplish the same thing themselves.
But in the end, the backlash was too much.
On Saturday, legislative leaders canceled plans for a vote Monday on a new constitutional amendment regarding redistricting.
"The redistricting measures all won," says Ruth Greenwood, senior legal counsel for the Campaign Legal Center. "It wasn't just in Democratic or Republican areas. People voted for them all across the states."