How Viriginia’s new redistricting commission to stacks up to other states

The Virginia Mercury

There is one big difference. Michigan got it right, say experts including RepresentUS and the Campaign Legal Center. Virginia did not. Mark Gaber, senior director of redistricting at the Campaign Legal Center,  a Washington D.C.-based advocacy group, agrees that a completely citizen-based commission is the way to go. He notes Virginia’s recent problems but says it’s not a complete loss. “I expect we will still see maps,” he says.

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