● Every last person in Sampson County has been drawn into the 2nd Congressional District except for one person, 85-year-old Sallie Stocks, who lives off a country road near Duplin County. She alone would join the 3rd District, which stretches to the Outer Banks and the Virginia line.
● In the town of Wendell, all 5,845 citizens would be in the 1st District, except for three people along Wendell Boulevard. They would be in the 13th.
● Almost all of Statesville’s 24,532 people would be in the 5th District. Twenty-seven would be in the 9th.
● In the Nash County town of Nashville, 5,349 people would be in the 1st District. Three would be in the 3rd.
● Most of Hickory's 40,000 people would be split between the 5th and 10th Districts. But 84 would move to an 11th District that stretches to the Georgia line.
● A third of North Carolina's 100 counties are split between two or more congressional districts.
● Most of Charlotte would be in the 9th and 12th Districts. But less than 4 percent of the population would be in the 8th.
● Raleigh would be split into four districts: the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 13th. Only 4,500 of its 404,000 people would be in the 2nd.
● In Asheboro, a city of 25,000, 103 people would leave the 6th District for the 8th.
● In the Rowan County town of East Spencer, five of its 1,500 people would move from the 12th District to the 8th.
There's of course a reason (unacknowledged) for all this pretzeling: more Democrats live in North Carolina's towns and cities, and their voting power must be dispersed and flummoxed by The Crowd who's running Raleigh now and who intends to control it until the memory of man runneth not to the contrary.