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Gerrymandering And Recruiting: A Candidate ME Conversation With Sen. Jackson

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A select group of state lawmakers returns to Raleigh this morning, to hold another public meeting on redistricting.

They are working to correct 28 state Senate and House districts the U.S. Supreme Court found to be illegal racial gerrymanders.

Gerrymandering was the subject of a recent episode of our podcast "Candidate ME." Host Tom Bullock talked with state Senator Jeff Jackson about the practice, and how the Democrat from Mecklenburg County hopes to take advantage of the new maps in order to break the Republican supermajorities in the state legislature. This segment is an excerpt of that conversation.