Stories tagged: "Gerrymandering"


A couple fills out ballots together at the O.P. Owens Building on November 3, 2020  in Lumberton, North Carolina.  After a record-breaking turnout during the 2020 election, Democrats and Republicans are at odds over Democrats plans to expand voting access through the 'For the People Act.' (Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)
How North Carolina Became the Model for Democrats’ Nationwide Push to Expand Voting Access

Since Election Day, Republicans have filed hundreds of bills aimed at restricting voting access. But the federal ‘For The People Act’ would introduce sweeping, NC-like voting reforms nationwide.

Nahshon Blount, a low-wage worker in North Carolina. Photo courtesy of Fight for $15
How Gerrymandering and Voter Suppression Affect North Carolina’s Paltry Minimum Wage

“What happens is your representative or senator doesn’t have any accountability toward you. They know that they can draw lines in such a way where they don’t have to listen to actual voters."

The House of Representatives side of the U.S. Capitol is seen on the morning of Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Election 2020: NC Sending More Democrats to Congress

North Carolina’s Congressional delegation will include five Democrats in the US House of Representative, according to Election Day results.

With state Sen. Jeff Jackson training in the National Guard, Charlotte's Marisa Jackson is closing out her husband's crucial race for him. (Image submitted by Marisa Jackson)
‘Rise to the Occasion’: How Marisa Jackson is Closing Out Her Husband’s Crucial State Senate Campaign

With NC state Sen. Jeff Jackson barred from campaigning amid National Guard training, Marisa Jackson on her first (and last?) campaign.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., speaks during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Ken Cedeno/Pool via AP)
NC’s US Senate Race is Bigger Than Any Scandal. It’s Bigger Than Tillis and Cunningham.

Tillis wants us to think about the last 30 days of his race with Cunningham. Recall instead a decade of ruinous GOP leadership under Tillis.

In this 2016 file photo, a protestor, right, is handcuffed and removed from the House gallery as demonstrators interrupted a special session of the NC General Assembly. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
A Long — Though Incomplete — List of the NC General Assembly’s Many Transgressions

If you’re struggling to remember the many twists and turns of the NC General Assembly, Gene Nichol can do it for you.

A rendering of attorney Allison Riggs' argument during League of Women Voters v. Rucho in 2019. (Art by Art Lien)
A Few Lawsuits Later, The Courts Made Voting in NC in 2020 More Fair. Here’s What You Need to Know.

An attorney at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice tells us what we need to know about voter ID, new maps, and voting in a pandemic.