In Las Vegas, former Attorney General Holder emphasizes activism, redistricting

From recall attempts to unfairly drawn districts, former Attorney General Eric Holder says Democrats must fight GOP voter-suppression tactics.

Holder, chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, gave the keynote address Saturday at the Democratic National Committee’s fall meeting in Las Vegas. He said the commission’s goal is to make sure that after the next census in 2020, lines are fairly drawn so that candidates reflect the wishes of the people.

“Whether it’s unnecessary voter ID laws, voter suppression, or gerrymandering, Republicans are doing everything they can to make it more difficult for the will of the people to be truly expressed,” Holder said. “The congressional districts and state legislative districts have been shamefully drawn.”

Read more: Las Vegas Sun, October 24, 2017