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Our disastrously gerrymandered state

Posted By Rob Schofield On March 3, 2014 @ 8:43 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Gerrymandering [1]Political gerrymandering has almost always been a problem in North Carolina, but new evidence continues to emerge that when conservative politicians drew the current maps (with right-wing godfather Art Pope literally sitting at the table [2]) they took the whole thing to new and historic depths.

If you think that’s an overstatement check out this morning’s “Monday Numbers” from Chris Fitzsimon [3] over on the main Policy Watch page in which Chris highlights some the most amazing facts in a new WRAL.com story entitled “Many state legislative races all but over before contests begin” [4]:

50—-number of seats in the North Carolina Senate (N.C. General Assembly)

21—number of seats in the Senate where the winner of the Republican or Democratic primary will face no opposition in the general election in November  (Many state legislative races all but over before contests begin,” WRAL-TV, March 1, 2014)

120—number of seats in the North Carolina House (N.C. General Assembly)

57—number of seats in the House where the winner of the Republican or Democratic primary will face no opposition from the other party in the general election in November (Many state legislative races all but over before contests begin,” WRAL-TV, March 1, 2014)

Read all of the remarkable Monday Numbers by clicking here [3].


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[2] with right-wing godfather Art Pope literally sitting at the table: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2013/02/21/packed-and-stacked-or-impartial-redistricting-maps-head-back-to-court/

[3] this morning’s “Monday Numbers” from Chris Fitzsimon: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2014/03/03/monday-numbers-195/

[4] a new WRAL.com story entitled “Many state legislative races all but over before contests begin”: http://www.wral.com/many-state-legislative-races-all-but-over-before-contests-begin/13439910/

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