August 10, 2017/Press

NCDP Statement on Redistricting Criteria

Raleigh – North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Wayne Goodwin released the following statement after today’s hearing on redistricting:

“The criteria released today is even more evidence that the unconstitutionally-elected Republican caucus is more concerned with protecting their majority than giving North Carolina fair maps. General Assembly Republicans want to draw ‘inherently political’ boundaries. They want to protect their members who were unconstitutionally elected in the first place. They rejected every Democratic amendment aimed at ensuring every North Carolinian has a voice. And they are giving the same GOP dark arts gerrymandering consultant who drew the original unconstitutional maps $50,000 of taxpayer money to do it again. Republicans have learned nothing, and unfortunately, NC voters are the ones that will continue to pay the price.”