Durham man’s redistricting map shows NC without gerrymandering | Raleigh News & Observer
The process of redrawing state legislative and congressional districts every 10 years is usually an unsavory combination of math and mendacity as the state lawmakers in the majority party manipulate boundaries to tilt elections in their favor.
Ten years ago in North Carolina – where Republicans rule the General Assembly – legislative leaders turned to an expert on the dark art of gerrymandering – the late Thomas Hofeller. He helped draw new maps that overwhelmingly favored the election of Republicans to the state House, Senate and Congress. The maps worked as intended, but their imbalance also brought lawsuits and repeated court orders that the district lines be redrawn.