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Response to TigressDem (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 30, 2022, 06:00 PM

6. It's been a decade long battle in NC to rectify the gerrymandered districts

that resulted from the 2010 Election when turnout was so awful. That's when Republicans took control of the State Senate and House and the gerrymandering began.

We're finally back to 7 Repub and 7 Dem US Representatives as a result of the 2022 Election, BUT since the Republicans will take control of the NC Supreme Court, I think the gerrymandering will begin again. It's an endless battle.

It wasn't just the chance to turn a Senate seat that was lost because of low turnout.

I live in Durham County--which is one of the most Democratic in the state--and the Early Voting turnout was spectacular, but didn't follow through Election Day to match the turnout of the 2020 General Election. Even in a predominantly Democratic County, where there were numerous Early voting locations, we still didn't have the turnout.

It's not just the gerrymandering, because turnout was much better in the 2020 General Election.

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