During next month’s primary election, there will be 3,069 different ballots. According to North Carolina General Assembly Senior Counsel Gerry Cohen, Iredell County — population 162,000 — will have 249.
More than three thousand freakin' ballots isn't just a side-effect of gerrymandering, it's also a symptom of incompetence by people who don't give damn about the consequences of their policies. More ballots, more chances to screw up, more litigation, more arrogance. The hits just keep on coming.