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North Carolina congressional map challenged in gerrymandering complaint

September 30, 2019

Via: Jurist

The National Redistricting Foundation on Friday filed a lawsuit claiming North Carolina’s 2016 congressional map violated the state Constitution and created a partisan advantage for Republicans.

The complaint comes nearly a month after a state court held that North Carolina’s state legislative districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered towards Republican interest.

The new legal challenge states that Republican lawmakers adopted a “partisan advantage” criterion and directed that 13 districts be constructed to “maintain the current partisan makeup of North Carolina’s congressional delegation, namely, 10 Republicans and 3 Democrats.”

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