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PRICE STATEMENT ON GENERAL ASSEMBLY BILL REDRAWING WAKE COMMISSION DISTRICTS

April 2, 2015
Press Release

Raleigh, NCCongressman David E. Price (NC-04) released the following statement responding to NC Senate Bill 181, which creates new Wake County Commission districts.

"Senate Bill 181, a blatantly partisan power grab by Republicans in the General Assembly, is another egregious example of state lawmakers redrawing district maps to marginalize Democratic and minority voters. This legislation brings the statewide scourge of gerrymandering to the local level, attempting to reverse the verdict of the voters and to win by manipulating districts that Republicans couldn't win at the ballot box. Wake County residents should have more say in their elections than the Republican Caucus in the General Assembly. Governor McCrory and state lawmakers should focus on finalizing a budget that works for all North Carolinians, not meddling in local politics."