Eric Holder leads Democrats to war on gerrymandering

With Democrats facing an uphill climb to win back Congress and state legislatures thanks in part to gerrymandering, former Attorney General Eric Holder is leading a new party effort to redraw the lines with President Barack Obama’s backing.

The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, created last year, has already raised $16 million through a mix of large donors and online appeals. Its goal is to target races and ballot initiatives in 12 states that would give Democrats an opportunity to create more favorable district maps after the 2020 census.

Read more: NBC News, February 7, 2018