A major political group said this week it plans to invest millions and millions of dollars in state-level elections in 11 states this year, with its heaviest focus on Ohio. The group is backed by former President Barack Obama, and it has one mission: Retake control from Donald Trump and his supporters.
The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, said this year’s election cycle is critical to affecting the congressional redistricting process. It is the first cycle whose winners will participate in drawing congressional maps for the decade starting in 2021.
The push comes amid bipartisan national concern that political gerrymandering, the process of drawing maps that benefit one party over another, has led to partisanship, gridlock and incivility in Washington.
“In 2011, Republicans created gerrymandered districts that locked themselves into power and