The answers to some common questions about gerrymandering.
Do you have questions about the “Special Master” who may help redraw North Carolina’s legislative districts?
If so, I have some answers!
Originally posted on AfroSapiophile:
What ever happened to those white folks from those old photos? A few months ago from this day of publishing, I had an interesting discussion with a white guy at work.…
NC legislators want you to think our electoral process is under attack, and it is – but they are the ones attacking it.
North Carolina voters must play an active role in redistricting reform if we are to have fair maps in North Carolina. The only path for redistricting reform goes through the North Carolina state legislature – which means NC voters must demand fair districts from candidates and representatives.
North Carolina has had gerrymandered voting districts maps held to be unconstitutional since 2011. And today the Supreme Court again had nothing to say about it.
( ( But hey – why should the Supreme Court care? It is just our basic constitutional rights, civil liberties and ability to have fair elections at stake! So what if our state legislature want to spray hog feces on us and run over us with cars?) )
What should I say to my North Carolina state legislator about Fair Voting Districts? Explaining why having Fair Voting Districts is important to you in your own words will be the most meaningful. Knowing how […]
The current extremist super-majority in the North Carolina General Assembly has systematically attacked fair elections to the point that the state legislature no longer represents the will of the people of North Carolina. These unpatriotic attacks on American Democracy have resulted in multiple court cases, costing North Carolina taxpayers millions of dollars. We need fair elections, including making the process of drawing electoral maps impartial and transparent, so that the North Carolina government is of, by and for the people.
North Carolina is an oligarchy disguised as a representative democracy. Gerrymandering gives the illusion that the people in control have popular support. The party drawing the map can design the districts so that their party will almost always win, even if fewer people vote for them. The NC legislature has rigged the game so that they will always win, no matter how much North Carolina looses.
North Carolina’s “monster” voting law imposed a number of voting restrictions and was struck down by the US 4th Cir. Court of Appeals, which held that the law was “enacted with racially discriminatory intent in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and § 2 of the Voting Rights Act”. Ousted former NC governor McCrory appealed it to the US Supreme Court a few days before he left office.