Legislators finished redrawing House and Senate district maps beating a court-ordered deadline.The House voted 68-47 to approve the Senate map just a few hours after the Senate voted 30-15 for the House boundaries. Each chamber had approved its own lines earlier in the week, following robust debate. Redistricting legislation is not subject to Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto.
We now must send the approved maps and related data and explanation to a panel of three federal judges by late next week. The judges could sign off on the maps for the 2018 elections or order more changes, draw their own maps or send them to an outside expert for redrawing if they don’t believe mapmakers fixed them correctly.
For more informaton and to view the 2017 Senate Redistricting Plan, follow this link: