North Carolina’s probably going to be in the news quite a bit over the next week or two. Why? Well, because a federal judge has ruled that the NC Legislature needs to re-do the redistricting it did a few years back and they have until this Friday (Feb. 19, 2016) to get it done. If they don’t then North Carolina’s primary on March 15 is in jeopardy and who knows what that will mean for the contentious 2016 presidential campaigns. With the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia this past weekend it is unlikely that the ruling will be overturned, so the Legislature is going to have its hands full.
Add to that the notoriety that the state already enjoys thanks to its voter ID laws (see John Oliver’s video below) and the state is poised to become the poster child for electoral dysfunction.