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Raleigh nonprofit hosts 'End Gerrymandering Fun Run' in Raleigh

Posted July 15

Dozens of people ran through Raleigh on Saturday for a fun run in an effort to end partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina. Photo by James DeAlto

— Dozens of people ran through Raleigh on Saturday for a fun run in an effort to end partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina.

The End Gerrymandering Fun Run was put on by Common Cause NC, a Raleigh-based nonprofit, to "raise awareness about the threat gerrymandering poses to democracy." Runners started at Trophy Brewing Company and ran or walked the border of a gerrymandered district, according to the group's website.

Common Cause's national group, along with the state Democratic Party and Democratic voters, previously filed a lawsuit alleging the state's gerrymandering was unconstitutional.

Raleigh nonprofit hosts 'End Gerrymandering Fun Run' in Raleigh

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  • George Orwell Jul 16, 11:02 p.m.
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    Unfortunately you're what Michael Bawden and Patrick Gentry refer to as a RINO, because you're not their idea of a Republican.

  • Cnc Stone Jul 16, 6:43 p.m.
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    I would love to have one of tshirts ! If any one knows how I can purchase one please let me know !
    Thanks
    ( never lie jus grerrymandering )

  • Patrick Gentry Jul 16, 3:17 p.m.
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    But your placing blinders on because of your occupation. The courts have NEVER been impartial, they might try and their are many great constitutionalist judges and justices out their that come close but no matter what you cannot completely separate ones beleifs from their rulings, it's impossible.

    Which is why lawyers and judges are expected to recluse themselves (unless they are liberals) from cases that they could even have he perception of a conflict on interest. If people could grisly be impartial than this would be unnecessary, but they are not so it is a vital part of our legal system.

    Partisan beliefs effect rulings, it's how you get the 9th Circuit of Appeals aka the 9th circus, the most overturns appeals court in the nation. Hey have nothing but hard leftist lawyers, which results in hard leftist federal judges anytime a democrat is in the White House and that means you get hard leftist on the 9th Circuit of Appeals.

  • Patrick Gentry Jul 16, 2:53 p.m.
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    It amazes me that when democrats were in control gerrymandering was perfectly fine. In fact gerrymandering was started by a Massachusetts democrat Governor in the early 19th century.

    So Gerrymandering is great till the GOP manage to play their cards right and take over many state legislatures in 2010 and get to redraw the state and federal legislative maps.

    Only than when the democrats own game is against them is gerrymandering suddenly bad, terrible, and a danger to democracy. For almost 200 years when it was tot there advantage it was perfectly fine BUT the moment it hurts them it has to end.

    Just more liberal hypocrisy at work and their mindless sheep follow along.

  • Michael Bawden Jul 16, 12:25 p.m.
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    I would love to see a specific idea on how to "fix" picking judges. Who would determine judgeships? Who would appoint them? Who would nominate them? What makes Burr(BA Communications) or Tillis(BS? Technology) qualified to educate others on our judiciary? Fortunately/unfortunely, the unwashed public is too stupid in your opinion.

  • Deborrah Newton Jul 16, 9:28 a.m.
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    Michael Bawden: Lifelong Republican...try to keep up.

  • Michael Bawden Jul 16, 8:23 a.m.
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    You arrogant lawyers. Biggest lobby groups in NC for democrats is the "trial" lawyers. N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers and the N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys supported by all liberal news organizations. Attempting to sound "non-partisan" in your post is joke. The ACTIONS of the groups show anything BUT non-partisan.

  • Kenneth Jones Jul 16, 5:14 a.m.
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    And you continue to fail to mention those districts from the 90s drawn by democrats declared unconstitutional. If I trusted your news I would think only Republicans are crooked. Extreme bias as usual.

  • Deborrah Newton Jul 15, 6:11 p.m.
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    Hey, here's an idea: Why don't we start insisting our Senators Burr and Tillis advance quality citizens well trained to do the public's work for federal judgships and other constitutional offices, as opposed to political toadys guaranteed not to be impartial (actually a job requirement), as effective civil engagement? Why is this chronic abdication of their duty not a crisis? The Courts must survive politics if people are expected to have faith in its wisdom. Deb Newton, Federal Attorney, Criminal Law Specialist

  • Michael Bawden Jul 15, 4:12 p.m.
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    Dozens?