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Closing out 2021 into 2022's uncertainty

2021 in North Carolina politics saw a lot of what marked the state's politics in the prior decade - lawsuits and court rulings that left just as many questions as answers.Just as candidate filing for the 2022 primary election got underway this month, it was stopped by the North Carolina Supreme Court so lawsuits claiming new Congressional and General Assembly districts are illegal gerrymanders could be heard.  The primary is now May 17th.  That's about all that's set in stone says Dr. Chris Cooper, political scientist at Western Carolina University.  He joined BPR's Matt Bush to go over 2021 in North Carolina and national politics, and tried to shed some light on what we might see in 2022.

Matt Bush joined Blue Ridge Public Radio as news director in August 2016. Excited at the opportunity the build up the news service for both stations as well as help launch BPR News, Matt made the jump to Western North Carolina from Washington D.C. For the 8 years prior to coming to Asheville, he worked at the NPR member station in the nation's capital as a reporter and anchor. Matt primarily covered the state of Maryland, including 6 years of covering the statehouse in Annapolis. Prior to that, he worked at WMAL in Washington and Metro Networks in Pittsburgh, the city he was born and raised in.
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