Fighting Gerrymandering with a Constitutional Amendment? (Virginia Capitol Connection)

Opinion Column By Stephen Farnsworth

Public opinion in Virginia strongly supports creating independent commissions to draw legislative district lines, but a new statewide survey by the University of Mary Washington shows considerable public resistance to changing the Virginia Constitution to make that happen.

By a margin of 45 percent to 40 percent, Virginians surveyed in September said they opposed an amendment to the Constitution to take the line-drawing power away from the state legislature. The rest were uncertain.

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