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Tuesday, 10 December 2019 15:53

COLUMN: Gerrymandering and the 17th Amendment

Now that the Congressional districts have been settled we know one thing for almost certain: all of the races will be decided in March. Short of a tectonic shift in our politics, Republicans will hold eight seats and Democrats five. The makeup of our Congressional delegation has been decided by the people who draw the districts, not the voters. It’s a shame. 

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Not all pictures are worth a thousand words. But the picture of North Carolina’s new congressional map tells an important story. It’s a story worth more than most words generated in ongoing legal disputes about the map.

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RALEIGH — The state House has passed a new congressional map, giving Democrats a better chance to pick up U.S. House seats in 2020, based on recent voting history.

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RALEIGH — For several North Carolina counties, the General Assembly’s new election maps may misrepresent the actual population counts by around 20%.

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RALEIGH — They’re back.

Lawmakers will return to Raleigh Wednesday, Nov. 13, two weeks after adjourning a very, very long session.

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RALEIGH — N.C. lawmakers so far have spent two days huddled around computers in a garishly lit legislative committee room, working to fit the puzzle pieces in what will become newly redrawn congressional districts.

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RALEIGH — N.C. lawmakers are once again haggling over how to begin drawing new voter maps. This time, North Carolina’s congressional districts are at stake.

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RALEIGH — Don’t retire the lottery machines just yet. Experts say the General Assembly may soon enter another round of map redraws.

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RALEIGH — A panel of Superior Court judges have approved North Carolina’s newly redrawn legislative district voting maps, but lawmakers are headed back to the drawing board to create different maps for congressional races.

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RALEIGH — With 2020 primaries quickly approaching, the State Board of Elections says it will need contested election maps by early December.

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