‘We were confident that we could avoid the kind of problems that they’ve had in D.C.’
North Carolina Republicans close in on new districts seeking to fortify GOP in Congress, legislature
Court rulings diminish legal options for Democrats and their allies opposed to the new maps to challenge the lines in court.
Republicans don’t deny that the proposed maps for Congress and the state House and Senate give them a clear partisan advantage in future elections.
North Carolina Republicans pitch Congressional maps that could help them pick up 3 or 4 seats next year
The state constitution exempts redistricting legislation approved by the General Assembly from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto.
‘I’m going to serve the balance of my term. I’ve got a lot of good work to do and looking at next steps … at a number of great options out there.’
Bill opponents worry that with evenly divided state and local election boards, some members might refuse to certify credible results.
House Republicans fell one seat short of holding a majority large enough to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto.