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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 19, 2022, 07:35 AM

21. NC is more purple

and fighting back from 2010 takeover by Republicans, who gerrymandered like crazy and we're still fighting legal battles over it Went for Obama in 2008. In 2020 more people voted for Dem Congressional Reps state wide than Republicans, yet we ended up with 5 Dem Reps and 8 Republican Reps. NC State Supreme Court just sent new district maps back to be redrawn after Republican controlled Legislature tried to gerrymander again, even though we went to US Supreme Court with previous gerrymandered maps. It's a constant battle, but I think we're getting closer to recovering more Dem representation that actually reflects voters statewide.

That said, some counties are more blue than others. I'm in southwest Durham county, which is adjacent to also blue Orange and Wake counties. Only 3 hour drive to my favorite beach, Emerald Isle.

Come visit the Triangle area--Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill--and check it out. I will say we are experiencing a lot of growth and real estate prices are rising rapidly, as we're in an area where supply isn't keeping up with demand even though a lot of building is going on.

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