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Political Science Professor Says Ripple Effect Turned Out to Be Tidal Wave

July 20, 2011

Category: Faculty, Politics

By Jim Morrill ( and Craig Jarvis (


Dr. Michael Bitzer

What began as an adjustment involving five N.C. counties on Tuesday turned into a congressional map that jumbles districts across the state and pits four Democrats against other incumbents.

Republican lawmakers had promised a ripple effect when they began redrawing their 2-week-old map.

"That ripple effect turned out to be a tidal wave," said Michael Bitzer, a political scientist at Salisbury's Catawba College. Read more...


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