Saturday, February 23, 2019

QOTD: You Don't Represent Us

“An illegally constituted General Assembly does not represent the people of North Carolina and is therefore not empowered to pass legislation that would amend the state’s constitution.” --Wake Co. North Carolina Superior Court Judge G. Bryan Collins in a ruling against the state's constitutional amendment requiring voter IDs. The judge based his ruling on the corruptly partisan, Rethuglican-favoring gerrymandering of the state's General Assembly voting districts, which were drawn in such a biased way that the legislature did not truly represent the people of North Carolina. Stunning.

Here's a map of the state districts and a demonstration that, despite losing to Dems in the popular vote 51% to 49%, the split of seats was 65 Rethuglican to 55 Dem in the Assembly (click to enlarge).

attribution: Stephen Wolf

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