This Week in RSLC News: NC Senate President Dispels Redistricting Myths, Louisiana Lt. Governor Responds to Hurricane Harvey Damage, & more

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DID YOU KNOW…

That in the 2016 gubernatorial election in North Carolina the Democratic candidate won only 26 of 100 counties. Compare that to the 1990s when Democrats in North Carolina won on average 55 counties in statewide races. This week North Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger highlighted this drastic shift in a blog post pushing back on the many misleading and false claims by the Democrats and the media regarding the redistricting process in North Carolina.

NOTEWORTHY NEWS

Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser called into Morning Joe on Thursday to discuss the response to Hurricane Harvey. Nungesser suggested President Trump and FEMA allow private vouchers for individuals affected by the storm to buy their own trailers to live in versus relying on the FEMA manufactured trailers. He also talked about the heroic work of the “Cajun Navy” in helping rescue those stranded by the flooding. Watch the full video here.

Jinyoung Lee Englund was interviewed by the She’s Running podcast regarding her candidacy for Washington’s 45th Senate district. Englund discussed how the RSLC’s Future Majority Project helped encourage her to run for the office. Notably, Englund was the first Republican woman to appear on the podcast which focuses on challenges and obstacles female candidates face when running for office.

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett unveiled a new online voter registration system making it the 32nd state to offer some form of online voter registration. ” This system meets people where they already are: online,” Hargett told The Tennessean. The new system will use already existing state documents such as a driver’s license to confirm the voter’s online registration.

The Republican-led state legislature in North Carolina passed new legislative district maps this week after the previous map had been thrown out by the courts. The maps will now be reviewed by a panel of judges who will determine whether the maps meet the standards dictated by the initial lower court ruling.

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