Buncombe County Stands to Lose Under Proposed Changes

Dianna Wynn, representing the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization, was only slightly less blunt in her statement before the House Judicial Redistricting Committee on September 27. Wynn called for the initiation of an in-depth study of judicial redistricting that would take into account “impartial data” such as population size and density, the nature and size of caseloads, and any applicable requirements of the Voting Rights Act.

“We believe that partisan data, such as previous election results or voters’ party affiliations, is irrelevant to any process aimed at maintaining an independent judiciary,” Wynn told the Commission. “Judicial maps should never be motivated by partisan politics, unnecessarily rushed, or largely drawn behind closed doors.”