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Norman Lewis Jul 18, 8:29 a.m.
The Democrats are perfectly willing to have gerrymandered districts if it benefits them and when they lose, they complain about how unfair the election process is to them.
George Orwell Jul 16, 11:05 p.m.
"The liberal media..."
Nice try. That shtick is old and stale now, as in an old, bad joke that nobody laughs at anymore.
Michael Warren Jul 16, 10:37 p.m.
Seriously, Eric Holder?!? What rock did he crawl out of? While I doubt the Democrats will take a majority in the legislature, really all Cooper has to do is get just 1 of the legislative body to lose their super majority status
Patrick Gentry Jul 16, 2:39 p.m.
I think the most important thing in his article is finally you have the liberal media admitting it has wasted millions of taxpayer dollars fighting the will of the people of North Carolina in frivolous lawsuits over our legislative maps.
It's crazy when the democrats had the majority in 2000 and made the legislative maps it was perfectly fine for them stack the deck in their favor.
Yet, 2010 and it's Republicans and they spend 7 years and millions of our tax dollars in court obstructing the will of the people.
It's tyranny and the fact they can use the judiciary in that manner is blantently unconstitutional. It doesn't even end now because while we have a Republican Senate and President we still can't get constitutionalists appointed to the bench and atop this liberal takeover of the judiciary, because the Senate Democrats despite being in the minority continue to obstruct everything.
It's indefensible, unprofessional, and unethical but that's the hallmarks of the DNC.
Mark Weaver Jul 16, 1:46 p.m.
Did the republicans redistrict to benefit then, yes but I remember 10 years earlier the democrats did the exact same thing. A simple computer program, list voting population but leave out all identifying characteristics like race, age and sex. You can program to select equal size districts with the only override being trying to keep counties together. This to me is the only fair way.
William Sherman Jul 16, 1:12 p.m.
Should we not remember what and how the GA performed, over a period of over 100 years, when it was the sole power in North Carolina? Are people so blinded by adherence to party dogma as to ignore what they did???
Michael Bawden Jul 16, 12:03 p.m.
Rufus was/is often a guest. Liked his commentary.
Travis Perry Jul 16, 10:16 a.m.
Perhaps easily confused persons such as yourself should refrain from posting political commentary.
NC Spin. Uh-huh.
Michael Bawden Jul 16, 9:51 a.m.
Watching NC Spin.
Travis Perry Jul 16, 8:20 a.m.
How/why did you get them confused?
Michael Bawden Jul 16, 8:02 a.m.
Bob Ethridges district. Not edmiston.
Michael Bawden Jul 16, 6:07 a.m.
The democrats in NC perfected gerrymandering. All under the guise of race. How could Rufus Edmistons district go from Harnett county thru southeast Raleigh up to the Virginia line? Nothing here?? THEN Republicans redraw districts in their favor and leave gerrymandered district 12 intact. Courts say now district 12 has too many African Americans. That begs the question, are courts now going to rule based on demographic statistics. Are we going to determine districts by gays, straights, race, global warming, capitalist, party affiliation, communist, religion etc. That is what the courts are wading into. The courts ruled against Republicans based SOLELY on race. Not how people vote.
Published: 2007-10-05 09:38:00
Updated: 2015-01-14 14:37:58