There’s been a lot of justifiable complaints this year about how most states handle redistricting. Two plans released Wednesday give near perfect examples of how to do it right and how to do it wrong. Maryland’s legislature is the template for how to do it wrong. The Democratic-led body ignored the work of a good government committee co-chaired by Walter Olson (no relation, though he is a friend), and approved a naked partisan gerrymander on a predictably party-line vote.
Opinion: Maryland shows how to do redistricting wrong. Virginia shows how to do it right.
December 10, 2021