racial gerrymander

Federal Court Orders NC To Hastily Redraw Partisan District Map (Video)

Federal Court Orders NC To Hastily Redraw Partisan District Map (Video)

As Democrats begin to reclaim seats, and Republicans resign their positions like rats fleeing a sinking ship, it’s looking as though the prospect of turning Congress back over the Democrats next year is increasingly likely. Another good sign recently came out of battleground state North Carolina. On Tuesday, federal judges ruled that since North Carolina’s congressional district map […]

Federal Court Orders Special Election For NC Legislature To Fix ‘Injury’ Of Illegal Map (TWEET)

Federal Court Orders Special Election For NC Legislature To Fix ‘Injury’ Of Illegal Map (TWEET)

It’s been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week for the North Carolina Republican Party. On Monday, the State Board of Elections ordered the rejection of all county-level challenges to voter eligibility, cutting the legs out from Republican Governor Pat McCrory’s claim that he lost the gubernatorial election to Roy Cooper because of voter […]

Federal Judges Shred North Carolina’s Congressional Map

Federal Judges Shred North Carolina’s Congressional Map

The Democrats’ chances in 2016 may have gotten somewhat better on Friday. A three-judge federal appeals panel tossed out North Carolina’s congressional map after finding that two of the districts were unconstitutional racial gerrymanders. The panel gave the state legislature two weeks to submit a replacement map, which will almost certainly force a delay in the state’s congressional […]