After leaving the Obama administration, former Attorney General Eric Holder launched a redistricting crusade in the states, supporting, he told the Wall Street Journal, the effort by “citizens or nonpartisan commissions to draw electoral lines so neither party benefits.” To that end, Holder has been writing high-profile op-eds, one in support of a documentary film which, he claims, examines the “broken” political system resulting from partisan gerrymandering.
How ironic then that Holder’s actual work in Pennsylvania and other states is meant to do exactly what he decries: weaponize the redistricting process to help Democrats permanently turn Pennsylvania blue. . . .
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This commentary was first published by the Philadelphia Inquirer on May 5, 2020.