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The Gerrymandering Fight Heats Up

  • Court cases over partisan gerrymandering may reshape districts
  • High court mulls whether voting maps can violate Constitution

It’s hard to fault Democrats for chafing when they look at North Carolina’s congressional election map.

Republicans drew the map so they would win 10 of the 13 House seats -- a goal they achieved in 2016 with just 53 percent of the overall vote. A state lawmaker who led the redistricting work said the 10-3 breakdown was created “because I do not believe it’s possible to draw a map with 11 Republicans and two Democrats.”