From North Carolina’s Durham Herald Sun newspaper BY WILL DORAN:
Now might be the best chance to end gerrymandering in North Carolina, at least for another decade, a bipartisan group of legislators said Wednesday when they introduced a bill to do just that.
Their proposal would end North Carolina’s decades-long practice of allowing whichever political party controls the state legislature to draw the lines used to elect state legislators and members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Instead, the bill would create a committee of non-politicians who would be in charge of drawing the lines with help from legal and technical experts.
“Constituents should be the ones that pick their lawmakers, and not the other way around,” said Hendersonville Republican Rep. Chuck McGrady, one of the bill’s sponsors, whose party has been in charge of redistricting since 2011.
Full article from The Herald Sun