Eric Holder Statement on Election Results in Virginia
Tonight, Eric H. Holder, Jr., the 82nd Attorney General of the United States and Chair of National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), released the following statement on the election results in Virginia:
“Ralph Northam will be a governor for all Virginians and his victory is a rejection of politicians who seek to win elections by dividing our citizens. Even with electoral maps that were badly gerrymandered by Republicans during the last round of redistricting, the citizens of Virginia have sent a resounding message tonight. I look forward to working with Ralph Northam in his fight to restore fairness to electoral maps so that they better reflect the diversity and compassion of Virginia’s communities.”
If we’re going to secure fair maps for the next decade, Democrats need to win critical battles before 2021 redistricting.
We’re on the right path. In the past few years the NDRC has helped fair map Democrats make big gains -- winning nine governors races, flipping eight state legislative chambers, and winning three state Supreme Court races.
But to keep winning in 2020 and ensure fair maps for a decade to come, we need to double down on our efforts now. Will you pitch in to help us fund our multi-pronged strategy to end Republican gerrymandering and demand fair elections?
That’s why the NDRC is fighting back to even the playing field and make sure every voter is heard. Join us today: