New North Carolina redistricting plan could net Democrats two more seats in the House

by Daniel Payne · Nov 15th, 2019 4:30 am

Last Updated Nov 20th, 2019 at 3:34 pm

A redistricting plan in North Carolina passed Friday could result in Democrats gaining two more seats in the House of Representatives during the 2020 elections.

A state court ruled last month that a district map drawn by North Carolina Republicans violated the Constitution by unfairly disadvantaging Democrats in the state. The new map, redrawn allegedly to reflect a more equitable district arrangement, was finalized on Friday afternoon.

The new maps will only be used for the coming 2020 elections, after which seats in the House of Representatives will be reapportioned following the 2020 census. Due to population changes, North Carolina is expected to gain a seat.


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