“Making Democracy Pointless” should be the new tagline of North Carolina government. The Republican Party has seized nearly election-proof and court-proof control of choosing the state’s representatives in Congress. Their methods were mostly legal, but that doesn’t make them ethical. The harm they have done extends beyond the actions of the officials they elected. They have confirmed cynical suspicion that our votes don’t matter – that democracy is indeed pointless. That is a terrible fate for government of, by and for the people.
Here’s how they did it: