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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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