Nathan Calls on NC State Supreme Court to Quickly Take Up Case of Radically Gerrymandered Maps.
Updated: Dec 8, 2021
Statement from Nathan Click, Candidate for Congress, on NC Court of Appeals Decision to Stop and then Restart Candidate Filing Period
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021
CONTACT: Gerrick Brenner
“These North Carolina Congressional maps drawn by Republicans are clearly unfair to voters and are a clear blueprint for the GOP to rig North Carolina elections for the next decade to come. Democrats running for Congress in North Carolina actually won 30,000 more votes than Republicans in 2020, but GOP candidates won eight of 13 Congressional races because of gerrymandered maps. The new grossly gerrymandered maps drawn again by Republicans would give the GOP ten or eleven of 14 Congressional seats. These gerrymandered maps are part of a scheme by the Republican National Committee for GOP politicians to choose their own voters, to cement a majority in Congress, and then to shut down the Congressional investigation of the January 6th insurrection, so that the public will never hear the full truth and real story on the extent to which some GOP members of Congress aided the attempt to instigate a coup and violently overthrow the 2020 election results which show that Donald Trump lost fair and square.
“North Carolina voters deserve fair maps. Voters deserve the power to honestly choose their political leaders. Politicians should not be allowed to choose their voters. Judges over the last decade have shown themselves to move too slowly to keep up with the politicians and their schemes to undermine democracy with gerrymandered maps. North Carolina’s state Supreme Court should intervene immediately to stop the current candidate filing period, to quickly hear arguments and then fairly redraw North Carolina’s Congressional and state legislative maps in time for the 2022 primary and general elections. The voting public clearly does not trust this rigged redistricting process. The courts must act to help restore faith in our democracy.”