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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:40 PM

Democrats could pick up at least 2 seats with new NC districts

North Carolina’s congressional elections will go forward under the new maps that the GOP-controlled legislature drew last month, a panel of state judges ruled Monday.

Democrats are likely to pick up two seats under the new configuration, which they’d been challenging in court for not adequately remedying the 2016 maps, which the court had already found to be an unlawful partisan gerrymander.

The court said on Monday there isn’t time to address Democrats’ challenges to the new map if the election is to happen on time. Congressional primaries are scheduled for March 3. The court had initially halted candidate filing for congressional seats, but allowed it to go forward on Monday.

Republicans currently hold 10 of the state’s 13 seats in the U.S. House, but the new map could lead to some GOP incumbents deciding to call it quits. The new lines enacted by the General Assembly in November could put GOP Reps. Mark Walker and George Holding in a precarious position for reelection.



https://www.rollcall.com/news/campaigns/democrats-north-carolina-congressional-elections-will-likely-go-forward-new-map

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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:54 PM

1. Thanks for this good news.

Ah progress.

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Tue Dec 3, 2019, 05:05 AM

2. Please let it be so. n/t

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