NCGOP Statement on Illegal Communications by Special Master Assistants
February 21, 2022
For Immediate Release
The NC Republican Party is alarmed at the revelations concerning illegal communications between the Special Master Team appointed to potentially draw legislative and Congressional maps and plaintiffs’ experts in the ongoing redistricting case.
Such ex parte communications should immediately disqualify the members of the Special Master Team involved and ensure that their work product be barred from these proceedings. Further, their corrupted work should be destroyed and they should immediately disclose any other illegal communications which they may have engaged in.
One of the assistants in question has a history of anti-GOP activism specifically targeting North Carolina Republicans. This violation is yet another glaring example of how partisan activism has plagued these court proceedings from the outset.
“These communications clearly violate the rules set forth by the Court and call into question the neutrality of the special master teams,” said NCGOP Chairman Michael Whatley. “The People of North Carolina deserve a judicial process free of bias and partisan schemes. Such clear examples of improper behavior damage confidence that these proceedings are fair and should be dealt with appropriately.”