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  • Nicolle Leney Aug 11, 4:37 p.m.
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    As an unaffiliated voter who has voted BOTH parties, I don’t understand how ANYONE thinks districting should favor one party or the other, ever. Do you realize how this undermines the voting process when they draw the maps with the intention of pre-determining the results before the race even happens? It means our votes are worthless. They don’t matter. Representatives don’t need to worry about doing a good job to keep votes.

    Just to be clear, BOTH parties have been guilty of gerrymandering at various times. This “well the other party did it” is NO EXCUSE. If we continue to allow this, eventually that “other party” is going to do it again. We should not be allowing either political party to determine districts for a state. Of course they are going to give themselves an advantage! Districting should be NON-PARTISAN. Our votes are being diluted or just plain washed out. Non-partisan districts would mean our representatives have to work for our votes, like it SHOULD be.

  • Nicolle Leney Aug 11, 4:37 p.m.
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    The 2016 maps were designed to result in a 10/3 advantage for the Republicans. That is a known STATED fact. (2016 District Plan Drawing Criteria [PDF on the NC GA website]: "The partisan makeup of the congressional delegation under the enacted plan is 10 Republicans and 3 Democrats.”)
    By protected the incumbents, they are essentially aiming to maintain the advantage without outright stating that fact as they so stupidly did last time. The House representative in charge of redistricting this time is the same person that in 2016 said "I propose that we draw the maps to give a partisan advantage to 10 Republicans and 3 Democrats because I do not believe it's possible to draw a map with 11 Republicans and 2 Democrats." (exact quote from 2/16/2016 Joint Redistricting Committee meeting transcript)
    Same redistricting leaders, same mapmaker we’re paying, and same issues as last time is going to produce the same results as last time.

  • Teddy Fowler Aug 11, 11:11 a.m.
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    Misleading title as they are currently required to take race into consideration...

  • Michael Bawden Aug 11, 8:21 a.m.
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    I dont understand. That was the whole premise for district 12 gerrymandering in 1992. The SCOTUS said it was just fine. The ruling gave democrats the go ahead to gerrymander all districts in 1993. They took full advantage. It was fine for the liberal press back then. What changed? The judges and democrats look pretty silly arguing AGAINST the 1993 SCOTUS decision. OBAMACARE brought the Republicans to power. In a state that is 2-1 in democrat favor to Republicans. 500,000 votes. Cooper barely won. WRAL and the liberal NC press can only smear and bash Republicans. Whine and distort polls. Groupthink. The democrats sure are not winnig on ideas. If democrats cant figure out their gender identity, how can they figure out the issues.

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