Midlands Voices: Legislature dropping the ball on redistricting

Voters need to be confident that legislators believe that everyone they represent is important and that all votes have equal value. In prior gerrymandering cases, the federal courts have said that voting maps should be proportionate and not based in any way on race. Electoral maps should also be drawn to protect and not dilute the vote of the underrepresented. A favored catchphrase of the political wonks is: Voters should pick their representatives. Representatives should not pick their voters.