Redistricing http://wfae.org en Fair Redistricting http://wfae.org/post/fair-redistricting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most people think that the idea of redistricting is one that has no bearing on most of our daily lives and only really impacts a small group of people. However, our guests today would argue that we are facing our third week of government shutdown because of the way many of our US Congressional seats have been redistricted and that as a result, the people who hold office in certain districts can act without a fear of not getting re-elected because of the way their district borders have been re-drawn. Our panel will talk about what redistricting is and about how to do it in a way that is fair to everyone, and what a bi-partisan group of people in North Carolina is doing to try and make what they call &quot;fair redistricting&quot; a law.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 37318 at http://wfae.org Fair Redistricting Pols Adept At Picking Voters http://wfae.org/post/pols-adept-picking-voters <p>A bipartisan <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=H606">bill</a> has been <a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/20/2840036/nc-house-coalition-proposes-independent.html">introduced</a> in the NC House of Representatives to hand over the redistricting process to an independent commission, and thus give up one of the most important powers that any majority party has: Pre-determining which party will win each district through political gerrymandering.</p> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 02:14:24 +0000 Michael Bitzer 26116 at http://wfae.org Pols Adept At Picking Voters