Friday, February 19, 2016

The New Congressional District Map for NC should be looked at as a Win for The Democrats

I've studied the New Congressional District Map for North Carolina. I've read part of the ruling by US District Court for the Middle District of NC offered by Circuit Judge Roger L. Gregory and I've come to the conclusion that this matter should over with. I don't believe fighting to New Maps will bare any fruit and quite honestly I happen to think the New Maps are pretty reasonable if you look at them objectively. Sure the map favors the GOP but what would anyone expect them to do? They are not going to give up any Congressional Districts to the Democrats if they can help it. They have made the 7th and the 3rd a little more competitive and quite honestly that is the best the Democrats can hope for. What I don't want to see is maps that look like SNAKES regardless who it favors Democrats or Republicans. Many State Democratic Leaders have come out against the New Maps but based on how I read the ruling and how the law reads any attempts to fight the New Maps will fail. I consider the New Maps a huge victory for North Carolina Democratic Party, NC NAACP and all parties involved. What is needed now is Voter Education. A lot of people will be in New Congressional Districts and it is the Job of the Party to ensure that information is dispensed post haste...