Supreme Court strikes down NC districts as illegally based on race


Supreme Court strikes down NC districts as illegally based on race

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that North Carolina illegally packed black voters into two voting districts.
In a 5-3 ruling, the justices affirmed the decision of a lower court. That ruling said North Carolina officials used race as the predominant factor in drawing district lines without a compelling reason when they created two districts — the 1st District and the 12th District — with majority-black voting-age populations.Both of those districts are represented by Democrats; Rep. G.K. ButterfieldG.K. ButterfieldVoting advocates notch win at Supreme Court Supreme Court strikes down NC districts as illegally based on race Dems once critical of …

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