State Democratic Chairman David Parker Friday criticized the legislature's use of public money to hire Tom Hoffler, the former director of redistricting for the Republican National Committee, to help draft North Carolina new maps.
“Taxpayer money is paying for a partisan Republican bonanza,” Parker said in a statement. “Women are paying this man for the elimination of female incumbents. African Americans are being forced to pay a Republican consultant to cram 49 percent of them into three congressional districts.”
Parker called for an audit of redistricting committee expenses.
Hoffler was RNC redistricting director from the 1980s until at least 2002.