Republicans want new maps approved, but maps still in contention

From the Citizen Times… Lawyers for the GOP leaders filed a court brief disputing arguments from voters who successfully overturned the original General Assembly maps and who are now contending the new ones also must be redone because they still

Gerrymander 5k Registration Open!

Details are being finalized and the Gerrymander 5k is on! Start at 1 pm at the Admiral in West Asheville and ends at 3 pm at the WALK, November 4th. (Map below) Interested in participating in Gerrymander 5k? Registration is

Asheville Featured in HBO Series for Gerrymandering

From the Citizen Times… HBO’s documentary series “Vice” will run a segment Friday featuring Asheville and the effects of state gerrymandering, the latest in a flurry of national attention on Western North Carolina and the calculated political lines running through it.

Asheville Made NBC News!

And the Gerrymander 5k made was mentioned! They’re Still Drawing Crazy-Looking Districts. Can’t It Be Stopped? Walking around Asheville, former Washington Redskins quarterback Heath Shuler doesn’t just see a quirky mountain city he represented in Congress for three terms. He

Asheville candidate forum: Dozen give stances

From the Citizen-Times… City Council candidates looking to survive the Oct. 10 primary and win a slot in the general election met for one of their last times together Monday. At a forum put on by UNC Asheville’s Student Government

Mayoral candidates: Taking on the state, racism, scarce housing

From the Citizen-Times… Mayoral challenger Martin Ramsey said he would take a more defiant stance against the Republican-majority state legislature and challenger Jonathan Wainscott said he would take more power from city employees, while incumbent Esther Manheimer said she had