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Posted by on Sep 7, 2014

Ex-lawmaker urges end to gerrymandering

We agree with Rep. Current when he says, “Don’t do the same things that got done to you for so long,” Current said, “because that dog will come back to bite you.” Read more about his beliefs in nonpartisan redistricting below.

“A former Republican legislator from Gaston County says state lawmakers need to end political gerrymandering for the good of the state.

William Current, who represented parts of Gaston County in the state House from 2008 through 2012, has been asking candidates for the General Assembly if they’ll support legislation creating a nonpartisan commission to redraw political lines. He’s joined by former Rep. Ray Rapp, a Democrat from Madison County, in an effort orchestrated by the nonpartisan group North Carolina Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform.
A nonpartisan commission would bring North Carolina “closer to the old adage of ‘one man, one vote’” after the 2020 census, Current said last week.”

Read more at http://www.gastongazette.com/news/local/legislative-roundup-ex-lawmaker-urges-end-to-gerrymandering-1.369885