The case for fair redistricting in Virginia
“Polls show that 78 percent of all Virginians support fair redistricting, including 88 percent of self-identified Democrats and 73 percent of self-identified Republicans. The only ones against,” he noted, “are lawmakers in the capital in Richmond." Paul Smith of the Campaign Legal Center provided insights into the ongoing efforts to end gerrymandering and ensure fair redistricting throughout the country. He explained that fair redistricting is supported by both the 1st and the 14th Amendments to the Constitution: the former protects free speech and points of view and the latter guarantees equal protection.