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

Gerrymandering Author to Join League at Gerrymander 5k!

Author of “Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count,” a senior fellow at FairVote, and the former editor-in-chief of Salon will be joining the League at the Gerrymander 5k for meet n’ greet and book signing on November 4th.   David

Town candidates look for edge in forum

From Black Mountain News… On Oct. 18 the meeting room in the Black Mountain Public Library was filled to capacity as the League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe gave voters a chance to see and hear candidates from both municipalities in

An Even More Insidious Kind of Gerrymandering

From Slate.com… In North Carolina, Republicans want to use redistricting to kick Democrats off the courts. North Carolina’s Republican-dominated General Assembly is currently poised to pass a gerrymandering bill that would carve up state judicial districts to create more seats for GOP

Why this Republican is challenging NC GOP political maps

From the News & Observer… Morton Lurie is a Raleigh resident who describes himself as a conservative Republican. On Monday, he was one of the North Carolina voters standing outside a federal courthouse in Greensboro, criticizing a map drawn in