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More than 300 national experts and advocates for redistricting and gerrymandering reform gathered at Duke’s Penn Pavilion Jan. 25-26 to move forward toward a bipartisan consensus on redistricting.
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A team of students working in this semester’s Democracy Lab class have created new congressional districts for North Carolina that they say are fairer than the district… Continue Reading Democracy Lab Students Create ‘Fair’ NC Districts
A Duke University research team has applied mathematical modeling techniques to develop a novel, nonpartisan way to assess the fairness of congressional districts.
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In the 2012 election, Democratic candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives nationally got 1.5 million more votes than Republican candidates but the Republicans emerged with a 33-seat majority in the House. Why? Because of gerrymandering. That’s when politicians draw voting districts to favor one political party or another.
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Referencing the work of the nonpartisan panel of retired North Carolina justices and judges in creating an unofficial congressional map for North Carolina, WRAL called on voters to elect candidates that pledge to reform the redistricting process.
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In the second of three events designed to simulate an independent, nonpartisan redistricting panel, 10 retired judges will gather in Raleigh on Friday, June 10, to draw a new, but unofficial, map of N.C. congressional districts. The project illustrates how independent political redistricting might function in North Carolina if adopted.
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Ten retired judges will take a shot at drawing political districts for North Carolina in an experiment that they hope won’t be just an academic exercise.
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Political Redistricting Q&A (4/24/16) UNC system President Emeritus Thomas W. Ross joined the Sanford School on February 1, 2016 as the first Terry Sanford Distinguished Fellow. While… Continue Reading Political Redistricting Q&A with Tom Ross
From WRAL.com By Mark Binker and Laura Leslie DURHAM, N.C. — Creating an independent redistricting commission might make intellectual sense. It might cut down on… Continue Reading Bipartisan Group Experiments with Redrawing Congressional Districts
In my career as a Superior Court judge, I worked under the guiding principle that everyone deserves a fair hearing. Courtrooms are governed by well-established rules to ensure that all sides are heard, and that faith in the process is maintained.
Continue Reading NC Can Get Beyond Gerrymandering. Here’s How.