November 5, 2019 •
North Carolina Court Blocks Current State House Districts for 2020 Elections
On Monday, October 28, a state court blocked the use of current congressional districts in North Carolina for the 2020 elections.
The ruling could lead to the drawing of new districts that would make several Republican-held districts far more competitive.
A panel of three Superior Court judges issued a preliminary injunction preventing elections under the district lines, starting with the March 3 primary.
The judges ruled that voters had a strong likelihood of winning a lawsuit that argued Republicans unlawfully manipulated district lines for partisan gain.
The judges gave no date by which a new map must be drawn.
However, the judges suggested lawmakers could redraw them on their own quickly to ensure congressional primaries be held as scheduled.
The State Board of Elections has said lines needed to be finalized by Dec. 15.
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