Ruling awaited over pair of N Carolina congressional maps – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: Sure hope I am put back in the 1st Congressional District because I was put in the 13th. It makes no sense how the 1st Congressional District was split.

RALEIGH — Another panel of judges is considering whether some electoral districts drawn by North Carolina Republicans four years ago and used in the past two elections are illegal because too many black residents were placed inside of them.

Three federal judges held a three-day trial in Greensboro this past week that examined the legality of a pair of congressional districts that have consistently elected black Democrats for more than 20 years. They didn’t immediately rule. An ultimate favorable decision — likely after more appeals — for voters who sued could require the General Assembly redraw the 1st and 12th Congressional Districts that are being challenged, and likely force adjustments to adjoining districts. (Source: Read more)


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