Regarding the March 6 news article “Wake Dems blast local election bill”: As North Carolinians, we hope that our General Assembly is composed of mature, thoughtful adults. Lately, however, the majority of the NCGA is acting like toddlers throwing temper tantrums. Sen. Chad Barefoot’s recent filing of Senate Bill 181 is one such example.
The voters of Wake County elected to overhaul the Wake County Board of Commissioners in a public, legal election last November. However, the NCGA is unhappy when democratic processes result in outcomes other than the ones they want to manufacture, which is exactly what SB 181 would do by gerrymandering Wake County political boundaries, disenfranchising the voters of Wake County and effectively negating our ability to fully realize our rights as citizens.
We in Wake County are tired of the NCGA taking its temper tantrums out on us. Leave our local politics alone, and trust us – the mature, thoughtful adults – with our local politics and the votes we cast.