Best reply to courts on redistricting: Create nonpartisan commission

August 19, 2016

(North Carolina)

When it comes elections, most everyone agrees the more people to the polls the better; and voters should pick their representatives, not the other way around. It’s not, however, the prevailing practice among North Carolina’s legislative leaders. Election law generally, and congressional and legislative maps specifically, have been concocted by a very few legislators and thrust on the rest of us.  That is wrong and legislative leaders are now paying the price in court for the heavy-handed arrogance.