Political analysts agree: Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland are among the most gerrymandered states in the country.
But legislators from all three states recently unveiled a redistricting plan one Pennsylvania politician said he hopes will act as a model for the entire region.
The politician, state Rep. Brian Sims, a Democrat serving Philly, had this to say about the plan:
“What’s new here is that we have legislators from three neighboring states working together on fair redistricting. Republicans have led the complaints about Maryland, and Democrats have led the complaints about Pennsylvania and Virginia, but voters in these states, regardless of party, lose under the current system. By working together, both parties and residents of all three states gain from fairer districts and a restoration of competition and accountability.”
Sims said he plans to introduce associated legislation soon.