Court Rules North Carolina GOP Engaged in “Extreme Partisan Gerrymandering” to Redraw Voting Map

HeadlineSep 04, 2019

In a victory for voting rights advocates, a North Carolina court unanimously rejected a gerrymandered legislative map Tuesday, giving state officials two weeks to redraw North Carolina’s district map. The three-judge panel accused state Republicans of violating North Carolina’s Constitution and engaging in “extreme partisan gerrymandering.” The group Common Cause, which brought the case before the court, celebrated the ruling, saying “politicians in Raleigh will no longer be able to rig our elections” and that they would continue to make sure the Legislature’s new districting efforts are fair and transparent.

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