Democrats offer NC redistricting alternative maps


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Submitted: Mon, 07/25/2011 - 5:04pm
Updated: Mon, 07/25/2011 - 5:06pm
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By GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Democrats in the North Carolina Legislature are offering alternative maps that redraw election district boundaries for themselves and the state’s congressional representatives to counter Republican plans still likely to be approved this week.

Senate Democrats and the chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus introduced three bills Monday prior to General Assembly floor sessions later in the day in which Republican-written maps will be debated and voted upon. House Democrats also will offer alternatives.

Democrats say GOP boundaries are illegal because they put too many black voters in certain districts to reduce their overall influence, cross too many county lines and split too many voting precincts.

A Democratic plan would have only one Senate district with a black voting-age population above 50 percent. The Republican plan has nine such districts.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

4 Comments

  • Challengetheword says:

    If you need an “app” to tell you what district you live in vs the county you reside in…there is a problem. The old map & the current one make no sense what so ever. I think the whole thing stinks like corruption from all sides. It needs to be based on counties not based on these crazy lines. Looks as if someone played connect the dots and paint by numbers after a bottle of Jack Daniels.

  • Concerned_Citizen says:

    I don’t like the politics involved in this! No County should be split, and people in the south east should not be put in a district next to the Virgina line.

  • ABNRGR says:

    As Obama once said – Get over it. We won the election!

  • Guest7969 says:

    There goes the race card…

    ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES…this is one of them..SUCK IT UP!

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