Democrats have put in place a national legal machine to fight gerrymandering in the 2021 redistricting process. Or at least that’s how they’re selling it. “We are prepared and ready to use every legal tool available to make sure that new maps do not unfairly treat voters,” said the prominent Democratic litigator Marc Elias this spring.
What he meant was that Democrats will use every legal tool available to make sure that new maps tilt in their favor. This week Mr. Elias’s law group intervened in Oregon’s redistricting process—not to challenge a gerrymander but to defend it.