What's to complain about? Just another example of Republicans doing what Republicans do best.
"The problem with the redistricting is not the work you've done," said Jane Pinsky, director of the N.C. Coalition on Lobbying and Government Reform. "The problem is the process. The process has been created to be a partisan one ... to let the party in power to stay in power."
According to Michael Bitzer, a political scientist from Salisbury's Catawba College, that's exactly what's likely to happen. Bitzer analyzed the new legislative districts on how they voted in the last to presidential elections and compared that to how the state voted. His findings: In the 50-member Senate, 13 districts would be solidly Republican and 16 would lean Republican. Only five districts, he said, would be considered true toss-ups.
Gives new meaning to the old expression: to the victor go the spoils, with special emphasis on "spoils."
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