North Carolina Lawmakers Back To Begin New Congress Map

Nov 5, 2019

RALEIGH — North Carolina legislators are already starting the process of redrawing the state's current congressional map after state judges last week blocked its use because they said there was evidence of likely excessive partisan bias in those districts.

North Carolina's congressional map is seen as it was used in the 2016 and 2018 elections.

A House-Senate committee plans to hold its first meeting on Tuesday. The legislature already has planned to resume its session Nov. 13 in part to consider drawing and voting for a new map.

The judges haven't given the GOP-controlled General Assembly a deadline to draw a new map, but they've suggested that acting soon would allow the congressional election schedule to stay on track.

Meanwhile, some voters have sued in federal court to try to keep the current map in place for the 2020 elections.