The Transylvania Times -

State Autocrats


For all their talk about preserving democracy, the Constitution and people’s rights, the actions of many in the General Assembly betray their words. In fact, their actions are more autocratic than democratic.

One of their latest anti-democratic moves came when Republicans in the state Senate voted to change the election districts for city council in Greensboro and for county commissioners in Wake County. The reasons are purely political and undermine the basics of democracy – true representation.

The N.C. Senate is dominated by Republicans. The councils or commissions in urban areas...

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