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RALEIGH — A top N.C. Senate redistricting leader is raising new concerns about one of the men who helped draw the state’s latest congressional map. Those concerns are based on new revelations from New Jersey.

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Monday, 14 March 2022 12:25

OPINION: N.C. Democrats get a reality check

The North Carolina General Assembly is going to stay in Republican hands after the 2022 midterms. For state Democrats, this is a bitter pill to swallow. That they’ve already managed to swallow it, however, is evident in their manifest failure to recruit enough candidates to put up a credible fight this year for control of the legislature.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has voted 6-3 to deny N.C. legislators' request to block a court-drawn congressional map for North Carolina. The high court's decision should end legal action connected to new N.C. election maps for the 2022 election cycle.

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RALEIGH — Each of the plaintiffs in North Carolina's legal dispute over election maps is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stay out of the fight. So is the N.C. Justice Department.

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The trial court in the redistricting case North Carolina League of Conservation Voters v. Hall rejected a remedial congressional map drawn by the General Assembly based on recommendations from three "special masters" they appointed to inspect that map. The special masters claimed that the remedial map did not meet some theoretical mathematical thresholds, suggesting that the map might be a partisan gerrymander.

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ROCKINGHAM — Congressman Dan Bishop could remain the U.S. representative for most of Richmond County.

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County will be split into two congressional districts if special maps drawn Wednesday are held up by the N.C. Supreme Court.

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RALEIGH — Supporters and critics of the N.C. General Assembly’s new election maps all want the state Supreme Court to take action. Multiple filings at the Supreme Court appeal different aspects of a ruling Wednesday afternoon from a three-judge panel. That panel is overseeing the state’s ongoing redistricting dispute.

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RALEIGH — A bipartisan unanimous three-judge panel has upheld newly drawn maps for North Carolina’s legislative elections. But the same panel has rejected a revised map for congressional elections.

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RALEIGH — 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. The House gave largely bipartisan approval to its own map, 115-5, Wednesday night, with five Democrats voting against it. The Senate approved the House's maps, as well, with a 41-3 vote and no comment or change.

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