NC State Supreme Court Strikes Down US House Map

Raleigh’s NBC News affiliate reports:

The North Carolina Supreme Court on Friday night voted to strike down new voting maps Republicans passed in November. The high court issued a 4-3 decision split along ideological lines.

The voting maps passed in November strongly favored the GOP, with the party slated to win 10 or 11 of the 14 U.S. House seats up for grabs in the 2022 election. The new state House and Senate maps also gave Republicans a better chance of securing veto-proof majorities.

The high court in December halted candidate filing and voted to push back the primary by 10 weeks from March 8 to May 17 to ensure the case could work its way through the court system.

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