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Oct 28, 2016

Supreme Court Spending ‘All About Redistricting’

"Redistricting is the difference between having three Democrats from North Carolina in Congress and six or seven," said Steve Greene, a political science professor at NC State University, pointing to the recent swing in North Carolina's political fortune. 

May 4, 2016

Gerrymandering Protects Legislators From HB2 Backlash

Even amidst the bombast of this presidential primary season, House Bill 2 continues to push North Carolina into the spotlight. Mark Nance, assistant professor of political science, featured. 

Apr 21, 2016

Bipartisan Group Experiments With Redrawing Congressional Districts

A panel of 10 retired judges has been tapped to experiment with drawing congressional districts through a bipartisan redistricting commission. What are their chances of success? Mark Nance, political science, featured. 

Apr 19, 2016

Gerrymandering Called Unsafe Bet for GOP

North Carolina is growing so fast that it could pick up a 14th seat in Congress in the 2020 reapportionment. But the state’s growth has been uneven, and that makes it a gamble to focus on partisan gerrymandering as a means of controlling partisan elections. Mark Nance, political science, featured. 

Nov 4, 2015

Lawmakers, political scientists to talk gerrymandering during Holtzman forum

Gerrymandering — the practice of drawing electoral districts to advantage one political party over another — will be the topic of discussion when state lawmakers, political scientists and demographers gather on Nov. 11 for the annual Abe Holtzman Public Policy Forum.