GOV. COOPER CALLS FOR SPECIAL SESSION TO REDRAW LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS
BY CASH MICHAELS OF THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL
In a surprise move, Governor Roy Cooper, Wednesday, invoked his constitutional authority to call the NC General Assembly into special session to redraw North Carolina’s legislative districts.
That 14 day special session begins today, even though North Carolina lawmakers are already convened in regular session.
In the aftermath of Monday’s unanimous US Supreme Court affirmation of a lower court ruling that Republican lawmakers deliberately created racially gerrymandered 2011 legislative districts to undermine the Black vote, the question now is, after the new maps are drawn, when can a 2017 special election occur if a …