Democracy North Carolina has facts and figures about the outrageous cash-machine-and-influence-peddler that is the 19-member Department of Transportation board (is and has been for mainly Democratic office-holders and candidates).
It's an embarrassment. Hell, it's a disgrace.
And it doesn't help one whit that other people report from across the nation that other states and their departments of transportation are similarly infamous for party hacks, money-laundering, and special favors.
Doesn't appear to matter, either, which party is in power, though in North Carolina's case, the long-ruling Democrats have much more than their share of penance to pay.