From the December 23rd issue of the News & Observer out of Raleigh – “North Carolina is no longer classified as a democracy” by Andrew Reynolds – READ IT!
While eye-opening it is not surprising.
“That North Carolina can no longer call its elections democratic is shocking enough, but our democratic decline goes beyond what happens at election time. The most respected measures of democracy — Freedom House, POLITY and the Varieties of Democracy project — all assess the degree to which the exercise of power depends on the will of the people: That is, governance is not arbitrary, it follows established rules and is based on popular legitimacy.
The extent to which North Carolina now breaches these principles means our state government can no longer be classified as a full democracy.”
Puts another spin on gerrymandering and special sessions? Eh?