Tag:election 2022

  • Legislature may move primary election back to June

    Legislative Republicans are likely to vote to delay North Carolina’s primary elections until June, multiple sources confirm to Carolina Journal.  Moving the primary date would ensure the General Assembly has time to redraw legislative and congressional district maps if ordered to do so by the Democrat-controlled state Supreme Court. All…

  • N.C. Supreme Court will hear arguments Feb. 2 in redistricting suit

    Lawyers supporting and opposing North Carolina’s new election maps will take their arguments to the N.C. Supreme Court on Feb. 2. The court has set that date for a virtual session of oral arguments. The arguments are tied to multiple legal challenges of the state’s new congressional and legislative…

  • N.C. Dems ask court to eviscerate urban GOP efforts

    Mecklenburg Republican Charlie Mulligan decided he could no longer wait. This week he announced his campaign for the newly drawn N.C. Senate District 41 in southern and eastern Mecklenburg County. It includes the GOP-leaning towns of Matthews and Mint Hill. “In Mecklenburg, not only can we do better, we deserve…

  • Unanimous three-judge panel upholds N.C. election maps, appeal likely

    A unanimous three-judge panel has upheld North Carolina’s new congressional and legislative election maps. The panel of two Republican Superior Court judges and one Democratic colleague rejected critics’ arguments that mapmakers engaged in unconstitutional partisan and racial gerrymandering. The 260-page order also grants the State Board of Elections’ request…

  • Three-judge panel to make quick decision in N.C. redistricting trial

    Democrat Party-aligned groups challenging North Carolina’s recently enacted election maps told a three-judge panel Thursday that the maps are extremely partisan. They said the maps for legislative and congressional elections are so partisan in favoring Republican candidates that they violate North Carolina’s constitutional guarantee of “free elections.” That was a…

  • N.C. redistricting leaders defend map-drawing process

    Two leaders of North Carolina’s legislative redistricting committees defended their election map-drawing process during the third day of a trial focusing on the future of those maps. Closing arguments in the trial are scheduled Thursday morning. Sen. Ralph Hise, R-Mitchell, and Rep. Destin Hall, R-Caldwell, both testified before a three-judge…