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Common Cause NC urges lawmakers to reject partisan redistricting (video)

Legislators held the final public hearing on redistricting in Raleigh Monday afternoon.

Speakers repeatedly urged members of the General Assembly to adopt a fair process for redrawing legislative and congressional voting districts.

Larry King, the chair of Common Cause North Carolina, denounced recent statements by U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC10) that the maps could easily be redrawn to oust Reps. Larry Kissell and Brad Miller, two congressional Democrats.

“My idea of democracy is that I get choose my Representatives, they don’t get to choose me,” Kind told the panel.

Common Cause NC and the NC Coalition for Lobbying & Government Reform spoke in favor of House Bill 824, which would rely on a model developed in Iowa to redraw the districts, stripping away any political influence from the process.

To hear King’s remarks, click below:

 

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