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RALEIGH — N.C. lawmakers are once again haggling over how to begin drawing new voter maps. This time, North Carolina’s congressional districts are at stake.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s 2020 election maps created by House members may not stand up to court scrutiny.

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RALEIGH — As a three-judge panel heard a second week of testimony in Common Cause v. Lewis, defense attorneys and witnesses tried to cast doubt on the ability of statistical analysis to predict how North Carolinians would vote in legislative elections.

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RALEIGH — After slogging through a mass of statistical data and redistricting jargon, day three of Common Cause v. Lewis brought the court back to the fundamental questions: the constitutionality of Republicans’ gerrymandered maps and the legal implications of the controversial Hofeller files.

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RALEIGH — If you can’t get a law, then go to court.

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In a landmark victory for N.C. Republican lawmakers, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled gerrymandered congressional districts are a political issue, which federal courts should not decide as a matter of law.

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RALEIGH — A nonpartisan commission would replace lawmakers in drawing election maps if a bill introduced Wednesday becomes law.

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