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Gerrymandering Court Decisions Flooding News Media

January 29, 2018

Between January 10 and January 23, the Charlotte Observer published eight separate articles – two being editorials – about gerrymandering in North Carolina, including the anticipated rigging of judicial districts. This unrelenting news and commentary concerns unconstitutional election districts created by the NC General Assembly. North Carolina isn’t alone in recent news. Pennsylvania has been […]

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Panel of Judges Has Struck Down North Carolina’s U.S. Congressional Election Districts Maps as Unconstitutional

January 23, 2018

Lots of buzz last week regarding gerrymandering. A panel of federal judges struck down North Carolina’s U.S. Congressional election districts maps as unconstitutional. (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article193814154.html) This was another in a long string of lawsuits challenging unfair election maps. With such maps in hand, political parties “pick their voters” in lieu of We the People picking our […]

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How gerrymandering impacts us!

September 29, 2017

Gerrymander. Curious word, isn’t it? Could mean about anything, I suppose. But if you care about our precious democracy you should know that it’s cheating – by political parties. Rigging elections by drawing election district maps so those same parties can pick their voters. In so doing, they thwart competition by making it nearly impossible […]

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Introducing you to Flush GerryMander

June 12, 2017

It was in 7th grade – a class called Social Studies – when I was first introduced to ‘gerrymandering’. A whimsical, silly word perhaps, but a truly evil practice.

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