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Redistricting: Who Draws The Lines?

Voting map
North Charleston via Flickr
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In 1964, the Supreme Court held that the voting power of each individual should be equal. But do current voting districts reflect the principle of “one person, one vote”?

Two former North Carolina mayors have joined a coalition seeking to put the power to draw voting districts in the hands of a non partisan commission.

It ain't right. ~ Former Charlotte Mayor Richard Vinroot on gerrymandering districts

Host Frank Stasio talks with Republican and former Charlotte mayor Richard Vinroot and Democrat and former Raleigh mayor Charles Meeker about gerrymandering and voting districts. Political Junkie Ken Rudin weighs in on the challenges of drawing districts.

Laura Lee was the managing editor of The State of Things until mid February 2017. Born and raised in Monroe, North Carolina, Laura returned to the Old North state in 2013 after several years in Washington, DC. She received her B.A. in political science and international studies from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2002 and her J.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law in 2007.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.