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#ncpol: Up in the air

That’s what our primaries — congressional ones, at least — appear to be for now. Way back in 1990, DC said we HAD to come up with districts to ensure minority representation.  The left was overjoyed. In present day, the left has apparently figured out…

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#ncga: Moore County in the House

Jamie Boles is busy representin’ the Golf Capital of The World in the NC General Assembly.  He’s introduced a bill allowing the county commissioners to redistrict themselves. Boles has introduced another piece of legislation that is sure to have some tongues wagging: A BILL TO…

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Wouldn’t it be nice ….

The political class — with the help of the drive-by media and Blinkin’ Chris and his Manson Family — has decided that they are not competent to perform one of their basic constitutionally-mandated responsibilities.  That’s right: Redistricting.  It’s funny how the loudest hollerers about redistricting…

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Game On! Judges refuse to delay NC primary elections

  A three judge panel in Raleigh refused this week to grant a request from Democrats and liberal activists to delay the state’s May primary.  This decision puts into play — at least, for 2012 — the legislative and congressional redistricting plans passed last year…

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NC redistricting: Good to go!

    The US Department of Justice has put its stamp of approval on new General Assembly and congressional for North Carolina — despite a computer glitch that left a handful of communities unassigned to a legislative district: The U.S. Department of Justice gave preclearance…

Posted in Democrats Howard Coble Larry Kissell Mike McIntyre NC legislature NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

McIntyre: I’m running in NC-7 regardless of final map

Congressman Mike McIntyre has said publicly that he plans to run for reelection to his 7th district seat regardless of what the final redistricting map looks like.  Two maps have come out of the legislature.  The first map had more than half of McIntyre’s home…

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Redistricting reboot: From bad to worse for NC Democrats

The Left threw a major tantrum over the first congressional redistricting map released by the conservative majority in the North Carolina General Assembly.  Leftists claimed the map was unconstitutional, unfair to minorities, and WAY TOO GENEROUS to Republicans. The map-drawers in Raleigh received word that…

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Redistricting revisited …

  Reports are that the congressional redistricting map produced by the state legislature in Raleigh has been challenged by The U.S. Justice Department over concerns about compliance with the Voting Rights Act.  The 1965 Voting Rights Act gives federal authorities the right to OK or…

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Another headline that NEEDS to be finished ….

“Congressional redistricting plan unpopular” screams the headline in today’s edition of The News & Observer.  If you read into the story, you see that the following phrase needs to be added to THE END of that headline: ” … among 37 percent of respondents to…

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NC congressional redistricting clarified …

The Charlotte Observer’s Jim Morrill has an excellent piece in today’s paper about congressional redistricting.  Opponents of the plan, drafted by the conservative majority in the legislature, say it unfairly splits counties and cities and puts counties together that have nothing in common.  (As though…