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10 most gerrymandered districts include three in North Carolina

A Washington Post list of the 10 most gerrymandered congressional districts in the nation include three from North Carolina.

The list at The Fix, a political blog, is either a merit badge or black eye to state Republican lawmakers who drew the new maps, depending on one's political perspective.

U.S. Rep. Brad Miller's district ranked No. 1 after he was double-bunked with fellow Democratic Rep. David Price. "Not content to simply make Miller’s 13th district unwinnable – as we knew would happen – North Carolina Republicans eventually decided they would also draw him out of it entirely and into the 4th district with Price," the blog remarked.

At No. 5, U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell, an 8th district Democrat. "Kissell essentially got a pass from Republicans in last year’s election, with the national GOP spending basically no money to win his Charlotte-area 8th district. As it turns out, rejiggering his district was much easier and cheaper than dropping $1 million in TV ads."

And at No. 10, U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmer's 2nd district. "This freshman was the only Republican to win a Democratic seat in North Carolina in 2010, and she got her reward for that upset."

Read the full report here.


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Republicans use tax-payer AND corporate money to buy votes

Are you seriously suggesting Republicans don't ask for and obtain appropriations for their own districts? 

I'm not surprised ...

... and I don't feel sorry for the democrats. David Price used to be my congressman, and as fate would have it, when I moved, Brad Miller became my congressman. They are both garbage in a suit, stealing everything that isn't nailed down and buying votes with taxpayer money. I am hoping and praying that with the new maps and the political climate being what it is, that both of them will be permanently retired. It would be a blessing upon this state.

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