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State GOP lawmakers face uphill chore with redistricting
Written by Jeff Hamlin/David Horn   
Tuesday, 18 January 2011 11:55

(RALEIGH) -- As Republicans prepare to take over the General Assembly, they will prepare to face several challenges. Ran Coble from the North Carolina Center For Public Policy Research said one of the biggest challenges will be redistricting.

Coble said the task of redistricting means it will be impossible to please everyone. "You're dividing up nine and a half million people in the 13 congressional districts.  You can imagine that if you move one piece of puzzle, a lot of things around it move too," said Coble.

He added that independent voters managed to swing the Republicans way in November, the same thing that helped Democrats in 2008. Party registration in North Carolina currently is 45 percent Democratic, 42 percent Republican and the rest are Independents. Coble said Independent voters now factor into elections more than ever before.

 
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