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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 03:54 PM

New congressional maps in North Carolina will stand for 2020, court rules

Source: Charlotte Observer

WASHINGTON
A three-judge panel ruled Monday that new congressional maps passed by state lawmakers last month can stand for the 2020 election. The court also opened filing for U.S. House candidates.

"The net result is the grievous and flawed 2016 map has been replaced," Judge Paul Ridgeway said.

Monday marked the opening of the filing period for the 2020 election, but the judges had blocked filing in the congressional races as they considered the maps.

Still candidates were announcing congressional runs even before the ruling -- particularly in the two districts that are expected to swing toward Democrats under the legislature's new map.


Read more: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article237958719.html





The Republican-led General Assembly passed this NC Congressional map last week. NC GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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G_j Monday OP
klook Monday #1
G_j Monday #2
littlemissmartypants Tuesday #5
moonscape Monday #3
Miguelito Loveless Monday #4
littlemissmartypants Tuesday #6
Miguelito Loveless Tuesday #7

Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 04:08 PM

1. Great news!

Hope Asheville can boot Meadows.

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Response to klook (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 04:11 PM

2. we certainly

plan to!

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Response to klook (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:39 AM

5. You may want to take a look at this candidate running against him.

Please share and donate if you are able. Thank you!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 04:37 PM

3. From the Citizen-Times:

https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2019/12/02/its-official-asheville-wont-split-congressional-districts/2588458001/

But Democratic Chair Wayne Goodwin said legislative leaders had used the timing of the primaries to avoid creating fairer maps.

"Republicans yet again (ran) out the clock on fair maps, denying justice to North Carolina voters and forcing our state to go another election using undemocratic district lines," Goodwin said in a statement.


Better, but not there yet ...

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 01:35 AM

6. But it's not all bad either.

The plaintiffs could still appeal to the North Carolina Supreme Court, and although its 6-1 Democratic majority is no guarantee of success, there could still be hope for a more favorable outcome based on what happened in 2016: A federal court struck down the GOP's original gerrymander in February of that year, and it was redrawn that month, with the primary being delayed until June. The state court in this most recent case cited the desire to avoid disrupting the March 2020 primary schedule, but officials could theoretically delay the primary if that ruling were overturned on appeal.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ALSO:


House Dems just got a ‘huge insurance policy’ to help them keep their majority: elections analystPublished 9 hours ago on December 2, 2019By Brad Reed

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/12/house-dems-just-got-a-huge-insurance-policy-to-help-them-keep-their-majority-elections-analyst/

Under this new plan, Dems are virtually guaranteed to pick up #NC02 (Raleigh) and #NC06 (Greensboro/Winston-Salem). This is a huge insurance policy for Speaker Pelosi/Dems' 17-seat majority - before the 2020 election even starts.

Technically, House Rs need to pick up 19 seats (counting Rep. Justin Amash (I)'s #MI03) to win the majority back in 2020.

But this new NC map & four R retirements from majority non-white districts mean they may actually need to flip 25+ Dem seats.

That's huge for Dems.



You can read more in the Wasseran Twitter thread starting here:


?s=19


Breaking: NC court rules new GOP-drawn cong. map will stand. New map replaces current 10R-3D plan w/ an 8R-5D breakdown. But, ruling will disappoint Dems, who sued for additional opportunities.

*Dems could still appeal to NC Supreme Court but candidate filing opens today. https://t.co/6KTQRpLpyN

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 10:25 AM

7. Seems to me

Dems in safe seats sold out the rest of us to insure their seats remained safe, by voting to accept the GOP redraw.

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