Appeals court rules partisan gerrymandering violates NC’s constitution

By | September 3, 2019

The court has just issued a landmark victory in Common Cause v. Lewis, our state partisan gerrymandering lawsuit!┬áIn a unanimous ruling, the court has struck down North Carolina’s state house and senate districts as unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. That means the state will have new, fairer maps for the 2020 election.

The court has made clear that partisan gerrymandering violates our state’s constitution and is unacceptable. Thanks to the court’s landmark decision, politicians in Raleigh will no longer be able to rig our elections through partisan gerrymandering.

Make no mistake, this is a momentous victory for the voters of North Carolina. Voters that for too long have been voting in unconstitutional districts.

The court ordered the legislature to draw new NC House and NC Senate districts within two weeks following strict nonpartisan criteria and with full transparency.

Bob Phillips, Executive Director
and the team at Common Cause NC

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