The census is held this year. The NC General Assembly will redistrict itself and NC’s Congressional districts are based on the results of the census. It is possible that NC could add a 14th congressional district based on these new population figures. The question is- do we want the vestiges of the Jim Black, Mike Easley corrupt machine drawing those districts? If the current regime remains in control that potential additional district could be another rubber stamp for BO and Nancy Pelosi.
Look no farther than Mel Watts District 12-the “snake” -that has been redrawn with the help of the Supreme Court several times.
The Wall Street Journal referred to the 12 District as “political pornography” . And if you don’t think Mel Watt’s political kingdom is important- see what he does with his power by reading this article.