The N.C. Democratic Party is circulating a Web video highlighting how the GOP-drawn redistricting maps appear to target outspoken Democratic women legislators.
Titled "GOP War on Women," the video starts with Rep. Deborah Ross calling the Republicans new maps "an assault on women." Betty McCain, the former chairwoman of the party, says the women are being "punished" for speaking out.
The video -- which uses maps to show how Republicans moved women lawmakers into others districts -- focuses on how three of the six women in the Senate were double-bunked with another lawmaker. "We'll lose the presence of women in the General Assembly because of that," said Rep. Alma Adams.