The Census Bureau has begun delivering detailed population data to public officials involved in redrawing political district lines to meet the Supreme Court’s mandate of “one person, one vote.” About a dozen states have their numbers and North Carolina’s turn is not far off. Democracy North Carolina and others will be monitoring how political lines are redrawn to favor or disadvantage a racial group, language minority, political party, or community with a common interest. A long-winded but useful article notes that poorly justified differences in the population counts in the new districts drawn for a school board or a state legislature could be grounds for a successful legal challenge under the “one person, one vote” rule. Citizens have the ability to draw their own maps and challenge those of the powers-that-be. Here’s one link to useful resources and Redistricting 101.