According to a report by News Radio 570 (WWNC), Rep. Tim Moffitt says’s he’ll introduce an amendment that would keep Buncombe County intact and in the 11th Congressional District. The WWNC report adds that Sen. Tom Apodaca is “surprised at the uproar over the plan,” which would remove most of the city of Asheville from U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler’s 11th District and put it in U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry’s 10th.
“Apodaca points out that right now, having just Democrat Heath Shuler representing the area in Washington isn’t doing much because the Democrats aren’t in power in the House,” WWNC reports. “Moffitt [disagrees and] says his plan would even out the numbers some other way. He adds that there has probably been enough of a public outcry over the proposed redistricting maps that an amendment to keep Buncombe in the 11th district will pass.”
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