Letters: N.C.’s voting system is rigged

BY AMEE STEWART, PITTSBORO
Posted 9/27/19

To The Editor:

“One Person One Vote” doesn’t apply in N.C. The system is rigged! It’s no wonder people don’t bother to vote...

But that’s what the legislative majority wants, right? …

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Letters: N.C.’s voting system is rigged

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To The Editor:

“One Person One Vote” doesn’t apply in N.C. The system is rigged! It’s no wonder people don’t bother to vote...

But that’s what the legislative majority wants, right? They close polling places, limit early voting, purge people from the rolls, unnecessarily raise the bar for voter registration...and then there’s Gerrymandering. After having sat in the redistricting committee rooms and also watching and listening to live streaming when I couldn’t attend, I’ve come to the conclusion that illegal legislators, or any legislator for that matter, Democrat or Republican, should never have any role in drawing districts. That is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.

I also learned that “incumbency” was allowed criteria? Well, that the second dumbest. That is simply a leg of that three-legged stool...along with racial and partisan. In short, the only way that faith can be restored in election integrity in North Carolina is to have a totally independent special master draw districts. This special master should have no ties, no knowledge of voter’s political affiliation, or how they vote, and no political animus.

Amee Stewart

Pittsboro

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