Edwards: Asheville district vote a ‘sham,’ ignores law

Asheville Citizen-Times has a great article on Asheville City Council districts… Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a referendum question asking if they wanted to impose a district election system on the city, but a state senator pushing the move says

Fair Vote Town Hall in Hendersonville

The NC Coalition for Lobbying & Government Reform presents Fair Maps Town Hall with Rep. Chuck McGrady (R-Hendersonville) A town hall discussion with Rep. McGrady on gerrymandering & how to build a better way of drawing our voting maps. Free

From NPR: Not-So-Fun Run: Joggers In ‘Gerrymander 5K’ Must Run Oddly Shaped Route

How do you make people understand the odd forms created by gerrymandering? Make them feel it in their toes. That’s the idea behind the Gerrymander 5K happening Saturday in Asheville, N.C., which will trace the boundary between North Carolina’s 10th

Judges want independent expert to look at NC legislative maps

From WRAL.com GREENSBORO, N.C. — The federal judges overseeing North Carolina’s redistricting process on Thursday appointed a Stanford University law professor to take a look at legislative district maps, saying they question the legality of nine districts. This three-judge panel is

Montreat candidates address rancor among residents

From the Black Mountain News… Divisiveness and healing around the controversial Montreat town hall and Texas Road bridge dominated comments made by four candidates for Montreat commission at a voter forum Oct. 18. Organized by the League of Women Voters

Thanks to more donors to the Gerrymander 5k!

Thanks to the following people for their awesome contributions to the Gerrymander 5k. It wouldn’t be possible without them! Mike Carrier Malaprop’s Bookstore Diamond Brand Outdoors Mark Combs Mike Figura and Mosaic Realty Image420 Asheville Community Acupuncture Trader Joe’s Calvary