How North Carolina politics reflect the national stage
North Carolina is often considered a bellwether, usually regarding presidential elections. But one journalist believes the state can also be a portent for things like state judicial laws — and that’s not a good thing.
Writer and policy advisor James Piltch argues: "With its even partisan split, its history of racist policies, and its stark urban-rural divide, North Carolina has proved to be a microcosm of national conflicts...”
We sit down with Piltch to discuss the outsized influence of Tar Heel politics and how a major court case may soon impact gerrymandering and elections far beyond North Carolina's state lines.
James Piltch, writer, policy adviser and former policy director and speechwriter for Amy McGrath