#ncga: New maps. (Hmm …. )

The honorables have floated some new proposed districts for the state’s court system.  My first thought:  The districts are so nice and neat and contiguous.  WHY can’t we do this for the legislature and the Congress? Here are the proposed prosecutorial districts.  Here are the proposed District and Superior Court districts. Some highlights: Moore County:  That’s our home base, so it’s a great place to start.  We’re joined at the hip with Hoke County on the judicial and prosecutorial districts.  Hoke County has incumbent judges AND an incumbent prosecutor.  So do we. Their folks tend to be Democrats, while ours…

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Throwing out the maps AGAIN. (Thanks, Dave.)

Candidates start filing in February for the May primaries.  Yet, districts for state legislators and Congress are — to put it kindly —up in the air:  A panel of three federal judges on Tuesday ordered the state to redraw its congressional map again, forbidding North Carolina from holding this year’s scheduled U.S. House elections until it does. In doing so, the court ruled that Republican state legislators, seeking to address a racial gerrymander the court struck down in a previous map, put too much partisan intent into their redraw, drawing the lines to guarantee Republican victories in U.S. House races…

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