Monday numbers

Monday numbers

56—number of days since the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously agreed with a lower court ruling that General Assembly districts drawn in 2011 were illegally gerrymandered based on race (“U.S. Supreme Court agrees NC legislative districts were illegally gerrymandered based on race,” Progressive Pulse, June 6, 2017)

542—number of days since a federal court ruled that two of North Carolina’s congressional districts drawn in 2011 were illegally gerrymandered based on race (Federal three-judge panel throws out Congressional Districts 1 and 12 as racial gerrymanders, Progressive Pulse, February 5, 2016)

154—number of days since House Bill 200 that would establish a nonpartisan redistricting process was introduced in the North Carolina House (N.C. General Assembly, House Bill 200)

39—number of co-sponsors of House Bill 200 that would establish a nonpartisan redistricting process (Ibid)

4—number of primary sponsors of House Bill 200 that would establish a nonpartisan redistricting process (Ibid)

4—number of primary sponsors of House Bill 200 who are Republicans (Ibid)

31—number of days since the 2017 General Assembly adjourned its long session earlier this summer (Ibid)

123—number of days that the General Assembly was in session after HB200 that would establish a nonpartisan redistricting process was introduced before it adjourned (Ibid)

0—number of committee hearings held to discuss House Bill 200 (Ibid)

63—number of co-sponsors of House Bill 92 in the 2015-2016 General Assembly that would establish an independent redistricting process (N.C. General Assembly, 2015 Session, House Bill 92)

0—number of committee hearings held in the 2015 legislative session on House Bill 92 that would establish an independent redistricting process (Ibid)

88—number of votes for a similar redistricting reform bill that passed the Republican-controlled House in 2011 (Ibid)

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

5—number of times that Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger sponsored bills to establish an independent redistricting process before 2011 when Republicans were in the minority in the General Assembly (“Redistricting bills face Senate resistance, Charlotte Observer, February 3, 2015)