Monday numbers

Monday numbers

- in Fitzsimon File

XGR_2013

13—number of bills that have passed the General Assembly so far this session (“Sunday Dome: Session’s slow pace is about to pick up, News & Observer, April 19, 2015)

10—number of days until crossover deadline in the General Assembly, after which bills that have not passed either the House or Senate cannot be considered for the remainder of the 2015-2016 session (Ibid)

63—number of days since a bipartisan group of legislators filed House Bill 92 to establish an independent redistricting process to draw new legislative and congressional districts in 2021 (N.C. General Assembly, House Bill 92)

63—number of co-sponsors of House Bill 92, which represents a majority of members of the House (Ibid)

0—number of committee hearings held on House Bill 92 that would establish an independent redistricting process (N.C. General Assembly)

88—number of votes for a similar redistricting reform bill that passed the Republican-controlled House in 2011 (N.C. General Assembly)

0—number of hearings for the 2011 redistricting reform bill in the Senate in 2011 (Ibid)

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

57—number of seats in the House where the winner of the Republican or Democratic primary in 2014 faced 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 faced opposition only 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 was decided before one vote was 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 was cast in 2014 (Ibid)

43—average percentage of state legislative races since 1992 that have had only one candidate on the ballot in the general election (“Majority of N.C. House members support bill to end gerrymandering,” End Gerrymandering Now, February 20, 2015)

8—percentage of legislative races that were competitive in 2014—decided by 5 percentage points or less (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)