Fitzsimon File

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50—-number of seats in the North Carolina Senate (N.C. General Assembly)

21—number of seats in the Senate where the winner of the Republican or Democratic primary will face no opposition in the general election in November  (Many state legislative races all but over before contests begin,” WRAL-TV, March 1, 2014)

120—number of seats in the North Carolina House (N.C. General Assembly)

57—number of seats in the House where the winner of the Republican or Democratic primary will face no opposition from the other party in the general election in November (Many state legislative races all but over before contests begin,” WRAL-TV, March 1, 2014)

2—number of seats in the House where the winner of the Republican primary will only face opposition from a Libertarian candidate in the general election in November (Ibid)

170—total number of seats in the North Carolina General Assembly (Ibid)

80—number of seats where the party control is already decided before one vote is cast thanks to the redistricting maps by the General Assembly in 2011 (Ibid)

47—percentage of the seats where the party control is already decided for 2015 before one vote is cast in 2014 (Ibid)

13—number of Congressional districts in North Carolina (N.C. General Assembly)

48.7—percentage of voters in North Carolina who voted for a Republican for Congress in 2012 (“Redistricting Delivers North Carolina to Republicans,” Bloomberg News, March 19, 2013)

50.6— percentage of voters in North Carolina who voted for a Democrat for Congress in 2012 (Ibid)

4—number of Democrats elected to Congress from North Carolina in 2012 (Ibid)

9—number of Republicans elected to Congress from North Carolina in 2012 (Ibid)

111—number of small towns and cities divided into two or more districts in the current legislative district maps approved by the General Assembly in 2011 (N.C. General Assembly maps and lawsuit against the current redistricting plans)

33—number of precincts that pieces of which are used to compose Senate District 19 in Cumberland County in the current legislative district maps approved by the General Assembly in 2011 (Ibid)

4—number of towns that portions of which are used to compose Senate District 19 in Cumberland County in the current legislative district maps approved by the General Assembly in 2011 (Ibid)

364—length in miles of the perimeter of Senate District 19 in Cumberland County in the current legislative district maps approved by the General Assembly in 2011 (Ibid)

375—distance in miles from Fayetteville, NC. to Atlanta, Ga (Ibid)

77—percentage of voters in North Carolina who believe there is a conflict of interest when legislators draw their own districts (“Poll: N.C. Voters Support Redistricting Reform, North Carolinians for Redistricting Reform, April 29, 2013)

70—percentage of voters in North Carolina who supporting turning over redistricting to nonpartisan staff, the procedure currently used in Iowa (Ibid)

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