Andy Jackson

Director of the Civitas Center for Public Integrity | John Locke Foundation

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  • New North Carolina Congressional Map Splits Relatively Few Counties and Municipalities

    Not splitting political units (counties, municipalities, and precincts) was part of the criteria adopted by the General Assembly at the start of the redistricting process. Counties How does the number of split counties in the new districts compare to previous rounds of redistricting? To find out, I compared it…
    Andy Jackson, November 23, 2021
  • Reminder: North Carolina Has the Longest Mail Voting Period in America

    I recently provided public testimony in support of making election day the deadline for county boards of elections to receive absentee-by-mail ballots. There is a myth that, under current law, if a person puts a ballot in the mailbox on election day, they are guaranteed to…
    Andy Jackson, November 19, 2021
  • Testimony on Election Reform Bills in the North Carolina General Assembly

    Below is my prepared testimony on three election reform bills in the House Rules Committee (Rep. Destin Hall, R-Caldwell, presiding) earlier today. Due to the public comment allotment being one minute per bill per speaker, I did not say all of those remarks to the committee. S326:…
    Andy Jackson, November 17, 2021
  • Current North Carolina congressional map divides counties less than last Democratic map did

    After the North Carolina General Assembly approved legislative and congressional maps, the lawsuit season came upon us. While discussing the lawsuits, U.S. Rep Deborah Ross, a Democrat whose district is in Wake County, criticized the congressional map for splitting Guilford, Mecklenburg, and…
    Andy Jackson, November 9, 2021
  • Groups sue to force North Carolina to make districts vulnerable to future lawsuits

    We already know that there will be lawsuits over any district maps the General Assembly passes. However, a couple of the usual lawsuit suspects, the North Carolina NAACP and Common Cause are suing over North Carolina’s district maps before the General Assembly has passed any: The…
    Andy Jackson, November 1, 2021
  • Testimony: Group salts hearings for future redistricting lawsuits

    The following is my prepared testimony at the October 25, 3:00 PM redistricting hearing. As usual, the spoken remarks do not correspond exactly with the prepared remarks. Thank you for providing this opportunity to speak. The criteria the joint redistricting committee approved are good for assuring…
    Andy Jackson, October 26, 2021
  • Redistricting Dilemma: How Much Will Charlotte Be Carved up?

    I have seen that several of the congressional redistricting proposals posted in the North Carolina Senate Redistricting and Elections committee divide Mecklenburg three or four times. Would are such divisions justified? To figure that out, we have to first understand some facts about the county’s population…
    Andy Jackson, October 22, 2021
  • Election Security Bill Advancing in General Assembly

    An election security bill that is a hybrid of old and new proposals is advancing in the General Assembly. H259, the Election Integrity Act, is set for a vote in the North Carolina House on October 20 (although votes on the bill have…
    Andy Jackson, October 15, 2021