As Partisan Gerrymander Case Begins, Special Master Consider For Another – WS Chronicle

As partisan gerrymander case begins, special master consider for another – WS Chronicle

As a federal hearing in North Carolina’s own partisan gerrymandering case involving congressional districts commenced this week in Greensboro, a three-judge panel still reviewing redrawn legislative redistricting maps seemed to hint that they aren’t pleased with what Republican lawmakers came up with, especially with race not being considered in the equation, and have asked both the state and plaintiffs to recommend possible special masters who would ultimately redrawn fairer voting districts in time for the 2018 midterm elections.
Day One of the partisan gerrymandering hearing saw expert witnesses taking the stand, testifying how much of an “extreme statistical outlier” …

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