“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|