UPDATE (12/24). Don't take it from me. The Electoral Integrity Project, which monitors and rates elections internationally, scored North Carolina. It wasn't pretty. A sample from the report, as cited in the linked article:
"On the measures of legal framework and voter registration ... on those indicators we rank alongside Iran and Venezuela. When it comes to the integrity of the voting district boundaries no country has ever received as low a score as the 7/100 North Carolina received. North Carolina is not only the worst state in the USA for unfair districting but the worst entity in the world ever analyzed by the Electoral Integrity Project."
As Nietzsche said, "that which does not kill me, makes me stronger." The late poet and diarist Jim Carroll added that "my version is, that which does not kill me, makes me sleep until 3:30 the next afternoon." We can add now: "that which does not kill me makes me cheat until well into the evening of a special session."
ORIGINAL POST: I had been going to do a post called “If You Think You’re Going to Lose, Cheat. If you Lose Anyway, Cheat Some More” in response to last week’s special NC legislative session, which was enough to cement the NC GOP as one of the worst governing bodies in the country. Today, however, they surpassed themselves. A quick review is in order, as the NC legislature makes Wisconsin look well and transparently governed. For that matter, the level of shenanigans and corruption is starting to make Zimbabwe look well-governed.