The State of Things
11:24 am
Thu June 23, 2011

Redistricting NC

Host Frank Stasio talks about the redistricting battle in North Carolina with David Wasserman, House editor of The Cook Political Report, a bi-partisan, online newsletter that offers elections analysis. Wasserman is also the author of the new publication, ''Better Know a District.''

The 2012 election season is gearing up to be extremely contentious. North Carolina is once again a battleground state and the gloves are already off in the fight for Tar Heel votes. Republican legislators are using a special political strategy that would allow the legislature to submit their redistricting plan to the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. instead of the Justice Department. Their tactic would also let the legislature take the State’s Attorney General, Democrat Roy Cooper, off the case.

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