Mary Curtis: Unconstitutional Congressional District Maps
North Carolina lawmakers are headed back to the drawing board after redrawn district maps were ruled unconstitutional.
CHARLOTTE, NC — North Carolina lawmakers are redrawing the state’s Congressional district maps after judges ruled them as illegal partisan gerrymanders. They said they were drawn with to favor Republicans.
The judges gave them two weeks to get it done before candidate filing, which begins February 12th.
This is the second time North Carolina’s voting maps have been tossed. A panel of Federal Judges in 2011, ruled Republicans’ created an unfair advantage when they used racial bias to create the current maps.
Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis stopped by Rising to offer some perspective.