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Oops Dept: “Two NC Republicans say they accidentally asked the Supreme Court to end gerrymandering”

News and Observer: Two of the three North Carolina lawmakers who had joined with prominent national politicians to oppose gerrymandering have now backtracked, saying they didn’t mean to add their names on an anti-gerrymandering letter sent to the Supreme Court. … Continue reading ?
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