When the NC General Assembly approved the new redistricting map, it also abolished primary runoff elections. How fair is that for the Congressional races, and for all races including U.S. Senator, Governor and on down?
Consider a 3-way race between a RINO incumbent and two conservative opponents. The incumbent already has
With a runoff, Opponent A might get 65% of the vote, soundly defeating the incumbent.
Background: In normal NC primaries, if no candidate receives 40% of the vote, there is a runoff election between the top two winners.
Call and/or write your NC Representative and Senator and tell them you want a runoff election. To find other Representatives or Senators contact info, go to http://ncleg.net/. It's not too late to change the law. The new redistricting map is being challenged in court. We’ll likely have the maps settled by June when we have the special US House primary. A runoff could be inserted between that and the general election in November.
This winner-takes-all scheme is another instance of stacking the deck for the incumbents.