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A series of federal and state rulings have struck down many of the legislature’s changes to election laws. The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed rulings that North Carolina’s 2011 legislative redistricting maps discriminated against black voters, and it let stand a ruling that the legislature’s wide-ranging 2013 voting law targeted black voters with “almost surgical precision.” State courts are hearing some of the redistricting lawsuits and a case challenging the legality of a December 2016 special session of the legislature. Rep. David Lewis, a key figure in the redistricting saga, called a press conference recently to rail against a voting rights group that filed a lawsuit in state court, accusing it of partisan motivations. … [Read more...] about The North Carolina legislature is attacking judges who rule against it
A man attempting to help a fisherman bring a shark back to shore on a North Carolina beach had the tables turned on him Thursday when the shark bit him on the arm. The unidentified man went into the water near Johnnie Mercer’s Pier on Wrightsville Beach to help the fisherman bring the shark back to shore when he shark bit him, witnesses said. … [Read more...] about Shark Attacks Man Helping Fisherman In North Carolina
In a statement released the same day, the NC GOP said “we respect Dr. Harris’ decision” and thanked the elections board. And on Feb. 26, after Harris dropped out of contention for the seat, the GOP put out another statement saying, “This has been a grueling process for all involved, and we unequivocally support his call for a new election.” … [Read more...] about Fact check: Who ‘forced’ the special election in North Carolina?
But on Tuesday, Democrats had a reason for optimism. A state court in North Carolina ruled that the Republican-drawn state maps were unconstitutionally partisan - meaning they were drawn to ensure that Republicans can win them - and need to be redrawn. Republicans, worn down from years of court battles, said they would not appeal the decision. That means Democrats will almost certainly pick up seats in North Carolina's state legislature. … [Read more...] about Why Democrats’ big gerrymandering win in North Carolina matters