Tag:NC redistricting

  • Updating the redistricting scorecard

    As legislators sharpen their pencils for another round of electoral mapmaking, now seems like a good time to revisit North Carolina’s redistricting “scorecard.” Little more than two months have passed since an earlier version of the scorecard filled this space. Much has happened in recent weeks to justify…

  • Legislators await news from court before taking up redistricting

    As state lawmakers returned home for a brief summer break, some members and their staffs were awaiting court orders outlining new General Assembly districts after federal judges declared the current map unconstitutional and racially gerrymandered. A U.S. District Court for the Raleigh area is expected to issue instructions soon that may break up 28 state legislative districts. The goal is making future…

  • ‘Nonpartisan’ district maps draw lawmakers’ ire

    A new unofficial congressional district map released Monday by a bipartisan panel of former state judges was not received warmly by the members of the General Assembly who have the legal authority to set election district lines. The proposal, a result of a joint project between Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy…