POLITICAL WRAP: North Carolina Congressional Redistricting; Louisiana Governor’s Race
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – This week, the fight over North Carolina’s congressional redistricting continues. There’s a lawsuit challenging the replacement map approved by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.
The new map would threaten the re-election hopes of two current Republican house members. But Democrats say the re-draw still isn’t fair.
A three-judge panel blocked the current map from being used again in 2020, saying it favors the GOP.
Meantime, John Bel Edwards will be Louisiana’s Governor for four more years. The Democrat narrowly won Saturday’s runoff election against Republican challenger Eddie Rispone, who was heavily backed by President Donald Trump.
Clock above more with WCCB Charlotte Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis.