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Redistricting master waiting for reaction to maps

    Redistricting master waiting for reaction to maps

The special master appointed by a federal three-judge panel several weeks ago to redraw redrawn legislative maps submitted by the Republican-led N.C. General Assembly in August has finished a first

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County blacks affected by GOP redistricting plan

    County blacks affected by GOP redistricting plan

During the third Special Session of the NC General Assembly last month, the Republican-led House passed HB 717 – a bill to redraw all judicial districts across the state.

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Leaders decry GOP judicial redistricting legislation

    Leaders decry GOP judicial redistricting legislation

North Carolina Republicans say the state’s judicial districts have not been fine- tuned in 60 years, and as a result, some districts have too many judges, while others have too

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Democrats concerned as GOP begins judicial redistricting process

    Democrats concerned  as GOP begins judicial redistricting process

When the Republican-led N.C. General Assembly reconvenes for its second Special Session of the year on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at noon, expect judicial redistricting to be front in center.

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Ignoring race in redrawing districts is big GOP blunder

    Ignoring race in redrawing districts is big GOP blunder

To many legal experts, it’s hard to believe that Republican legislative leaders deliberately redrew new voting maps for the state House and Senate – as ordered by a three-judge federal court – without incorporating race as one of the nine criteria guiding the process. After all, it was the abusive, and according to the US Supreme Court, illegal use of race by Republican mapmakers in drawing the 2011 redistricting plan that earned the ire of the federal court – namely the stacking and packing of black voters into 28 of 170 districts across the state in order to severely weaken their influence in legislative races, thus giving the GOP super-majorities in both houses.

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More court action over maps foreseen

    More court action over maps foreseen

Courts continue to weigh if the newly drawn redistricting maps for North Carolina are fair.

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Editorial: Speak out now as lawmakers reconfigure districts

    Editorial: Speak out now as lawmakers reconfigure districts

Speak up now about redistricting in North Carolina!

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Will U.S. court accept new redistricting maps?

    Will U.S. court accept new redistricting maps?

The North Carolina General Assembly lawmakers is closer to approving new redistricting maps.

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Dems bracing for new GOP redistricting maps

    Dems bracing for new GOP redistricting maps

The North Carolina General Assembly may finish redrawing voting districts as early as next week.

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GOP warned: Be fair in redistricting maps

    GOP warned: Be fair in redistricting maps

What kind of legislative voting district maps will the Republican leadership of the N.C. General Assembly?

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