A three-judge panel said the districts were so gerrymandered toward Republicans that they violated the state’s constitution.
North Carolina’s congressional map can’t be used in 2020 because it’s so severely gerrymandered, a panel of three state judges ruled on Monday. The judges said the gerrymandering, which benefits Republicans in the state, was so severe that it ran afoul of the state’s constitution.
The ruling, a preliminary injunction, is a victory for advocacy groups, and blocks the state from using its current plan in 2020. Republicans drew the map in 2016 and openly talked about the advantage it gave to Republicans. The GOP controls 10 of the state’s 13 congressional seats. (Sam Levine)
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