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GOP leaders appeal court-ordered congressional map at U.S. Supreme Court

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State legislative leaders are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to step into the legal dispute over a new congressional map for North Carolina.   Read Story »

Tags: redistricting | 2022 redistricting | 2022 Republican landslide

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Precincts shift in new N.C. House map; Senate Dct. 48 moves east

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Some Henderson County voters will have a new state House member now that N.C. Supreme Court has approved legislative and congressional maps for this year's election.   Read Story »

Tags: redistricting | 2022 NC House 117 | 2022 NC House 113

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Democrats accept state House maps, pan Senate and congressional lines

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The N.C. House and Senate gave final approval to redrawn or remedial legislative electoral maps Thursday, after last-minute adjustments delayed the Senate session several times.   Read Story »

Tags: redistricting | 2022 redistricting

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N.C. Supreme Court strikes down GOP-drawn maps as illegal gerrymander

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The North Carolina Supreme Court on Friday struck down the maps drawn by the Republican controlled Legislature and ordered lawmakers to create new ones by Feb. 18.   Read Story »

Tags: redistricting | gerrymandering | 2022 elections | 2021 redistricting

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Cooper, Stein step into redistricting battle

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Gov. Roy Cooper and N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein want the state Supreme Court to throw out new statewide election maps. They've outlined a plan that would help the court draw new maps without legislative input.   Read Story »

Tags: Gov. Roy Cooper | redistricting | Josh Stein | 2021 redistricting | 2022 legislative seats

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N.C. Supreme Court order delays primary until May

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The North Carolina Supreme Court has jumped into the state's legal battle over new election maps, shutting down candidate filing and delaying all state primary elections until May 17.   Read Story »

Tags: redistricting | voting rights | 2022 elections | 2021 redistricting

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Maps adopted by General Assembly tilt solidly to GOP

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After much debate, public scrutiny and controversy, the General Assembly passed redistricting maps for the N.C. House and Senate, and U.S. Congress.   Read Story »

Tags: redistricting | gerrymandering | 2021 redistricting

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Proposed redistricting map changes House District 113

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A redistricting map released Friday by the chair of the House Redistricting Committee would remove Transylvania County from House District 113 and replace it with western Rutherford County.   Read Story »

Tags: redistricting | Jake Johnson | 2021 redistricting

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Public may comment on N.C. redistricting Tuesday at WCU

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State Sen. Chuck Edwards, ranking member of the Senate Redistricting Committee, invited the public take part when the North Carolina Senate and House Redistricting Committees hear public comment at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee.   Read Story »

Tags: redistricting | 2022 redistricting

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N.C. gains congressional seat

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RALEIGH — North Carolina has grown large enough over the last decade to earn a 14th congressional seat, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today in a news release.   Read Story »

Tags: redistricting | 2022 elections | 2022 U.S. Senate election | 2022 redistricting

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Edwards: Republicans won in districts drawn by Democrats

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Much has been written over the past 10 years about gerrymandering. At this point, it's quite literally been litigated to death, and the word has been exhausted.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | redistricting | 2020 NC Senate 48 | gerrymandering | 2022 elections

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Edwards appointed to congressional redistricting committee

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If the Legislature figures out how to proceed with a new map for the 2020 congressional elections, state Sen. Chuck Edwards will be on board the committee drawing new lines.   Read Story »

Tags: redistricting | 2020 elections

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Judges brand Senate District 48 an 'extreme gerrymander' that must be redrawn

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State Sen. Chuck Edwards said he remains confident in his re-election campaign despite the fact that his is one of the Senate districts that a court branded an "extreme partisan gerrymander" that must be redrawn.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | redistricting | 2020 NC Senate 48 | gerrymandering

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Redistricting ruling may change lines in Henderson, Transylvania counties

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RALEIGH — A three-judge N.C. Superior Court panel has tossed out North Carolina’s election maps for state House and Senate districts. The court has ordered state lawmakers to draw new maps in two weeks.   Read Story »

Tags: redistricting | 2020 elections | 2020 legislative elections | gerrymandering

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'Redistricting: What Happens Now?' is topic for panel

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Tags: Chuck McGrady | redistricting

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Edwards: Court was right in redistricting case

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Last month, in a landmark ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that redistricting is a firmly legislative and political matter outside the scope of the courts.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | redistricting | gerrymandering

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League holds forums on redistricting reform

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The League of Women Voters Henderson County will present a program on N.C. Fair District Reform on two different days this week.   Read Story »

Tags: League of Women Voters | redistricting

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In what could be his last battle, McGrady tackles redistricting, liquor laws

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RALEIGH — Glancing over a House calendar, Chuck McGrady pronounced the taking of the annual members’ photo — “it’s always like herding cats” —the most challenging part of the afternoon floor session.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck McGrady | NC Legislature | redistricting | 2020 elections | liquor laws | Tim Moffitt