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State Senators Dan Soucek, left, and Brent Jackson, right, review historical maps during The Senate Redistricting Committee for the 2016 Extra Session in the Legislative Office Building at the N.C. General Assembly on Tuesday Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Raleigh, N.C.  (Corey Lowenstein/The News & Observer via AP)

Corey Lowenstein

State Senators Dan Soucek, left, and Brent Jackson, right, review historical maps during The Senate Redistricting Committee for the 2016 Extra Session in the Legislative Office Building at the N.C. General Assembly on Tuesday Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Raleigh, N.C. (Corey Lowenstein/The News & Observer via AP)

Editorial: Independent redistricting commission

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The N.C. General Assembly should act in the best interest of the people it represents and set to work establishing an independent congressional redistricting commission. North Carolina and Pitt County have too much prosperity at stake to allow a polarized political climate to overtake their progress.

The circumstances surrounding the state’s hastily resolved congressional redistricting crisis show that a stable process for redistricting, which occurs by constitutional requirement after every national census, is urgently needed.

A three-judge panel on Feb. 5 declared North Carolina’s 1st and 12th congressional districts unconstitutionally drawn based on race and ordered new district maps drawn by Friday, which the Legislature did.

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The crazy maps that the

The crazy maps that the demorats generated for years were created to minimize the republican vote. The zones should be limited to a polygon with no more than X points. Probably where X is less than 10.

libs only want fairness when republicans are in charge

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I think they are

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The N.C. General Assembly should act in the best interest of the people it represents.....
I think they are acting in the best interest of the people they represent. Just like the Democrats did all the years they were in control. The Democrats act in the best interests of Democrats and the Republicans act in the best interest of Republicans. How can you not pull for your own team? Don't tell me you are one of those ECU basketball fans who pull for Carolina in March Madness. Traitor!

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