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Court Correct On Redistricting


August 7, 2017

In the continuing case of Sandra Little Covington versus the state of North Carolina, last Monday three federal judges of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina ruled the General Assembly must submit a new redistricting plan by Sept. 1, 2017 and supply extensive documentation to support the redistricting plan. The court also ruled that there would be no special elections in 2017, but would release its explanation for that decision later.

Covington and other voters sued the state, claiming that the districts drawn in 2011 for state House and Senate seats were raci...

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