If you read the Raleigh papers, it’s a word you’re likely to see a lot of this Summer. The results of the 2010 US Census are in, and the US Constitution makes it the responsibility of each state to make sure its Congressional districts are roughly equal in size.
Politicians, whether Republican or Democrat, have, of course, found this an irresistible opportunity to craft Congressional districts with an eye to making sure their party dominates the state’s delegation to Washington.
Closer to home, there’s no requirement that Moore County’s Commissioner Districts be revised based on the new Census, but the League of Women Voters of Moore County [LWVMC] is urging the Board of Commissioners to take action, because the districts are seriously unbalanced.
In an April 5 letter to the Board, LWVMC President Jo Nicholas told the Board that the 2010 Census reveals a “substantial inequity of population among the districts,” and asked to present a League report on the issue later in the Summer, once the county budget debate is off the Commissioner table.