Dems commend Supreme Court ruling striking down NC District 1
• District 1 affected by SCOTUS ruling
• Ruling said mapmakers had a racial target
• Halifax County Democratic Party elated by ruling
U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that race had too much effect on the mapping of two congressional districts, one of which is his.
The ruling that came down Monday upheld a lower court’s decision that North Carolina officials applied a racial imbalance when drawing District 1, which includes Halifax and Northampton counties, on the congressional map.
“The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision clearly reaffirms my position that the Republican-controlled state legislature …