The ca­bal must be chal­lenged

The News & Observer - - Opinion -

Se­nate leader Berger won his race with less than 43,000 district votes and none statewide. House Speaker Moore won his with less than 17,000. Th­ese two men largely con­trol the agenda for the en­tire state.

Their leader in re­dis­trict­ing, which has led to four con­sec­u­tive un­con­sti­tu­tional elec­tions, is Rep. David Lewis. He says that since the Demo­cratic Party ran can­di­dates, the districts were fair. Repub­li­cans won 50.3 per­cent of the vote, Democrats 48.4 per­cent (in U.S. House races across the state). Repub­li­cans won 76.9 per­cent (10 seats) and Democrats won 23.1 per­cent (3 seats).

I hope that some true con­ser­va­tives can rise in th­ese districts to chal­lenge th­ese and other mem­bers of this ca­bal. I re­mem­ber when con­ser­va­tives stood for more than ma­nip­u­la­tion of norms to main­tain their own power.

– Char­lie Gunn


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