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Redistricting Battles In North Carolina

The state's congressional district boundaries have since been redrawn, which has reshaped the 1st and 12th districts.
ncleg.net

In 2011, North Carolina’s Republican legislature redrew the political voting maps. Many saw the redistricting as gerrymandering favoring the GOP over Democrats. The state supreme court upheld the redistricting but the U.S. Supreme Court has asked them to review their decision. The legislature takes issue with that request citing record numbers of minorities who have been elected. We take a closer look at the process and the arguments in play.

Guests
Michael Tomsic
- Staff reporter, WFAE
J. Michael Bitzer, Ph.D. - Pr0fessor of Politics and History, Provost, Catawba College
Theodore M. Shaw - Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights, University of North Carolina School of Law