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The progressive case for redistricting reform

The progressive case for redistricting reform

Democrats in Maryland may be heartened to hear this piece of news about former President Barack Obama from his close friend, Eric Holder: "He's ready to roll."

Specifically, the former president is looking into ways to support Mr. Holder's nationwide effort to end gerrymandering, the former attorney general said recently. Mr. Holder is heading the new National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which will pursue legislative action, ballot initiatives or court cases to ensure fairer drawing of congressional and legislative district lines. The rationale is that more fairly drawn districts will produce elected officials who better represent their constituents —and, not so...