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: