north carolina redistricting

Current North Carolina Map Can be Used in 2018, Court Rules
The court had ruled that the map is a partisan gerrymander

The great seal of North Carolina is seen outside the state legislature building in Raleigh, N.C. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A panel of three federal judges ruled Tuesday that North Carolina’s current congressional map can be used in the 2018 midterms, despite previously ruling that the map is a partisan gerrymander.

The judges ruled that there was “insufficient time” for the court to approve a new map in time for the elections that are just over two months away. Both the plaintiffs and the defendants in the case had asked that a new map not be imposed on the state for the current election cycle.

North Carolina Congressional Districts Struck Down for 2018
General Assembly has two weeks to come up with new map

North Carolina Rep. George Holding’s original district was moved in the 2016 redraw of the state’s congressional districts, prompting him to run in another district. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

A panel of three federal judges in North Carolina struck down the state’s 2016 congressional map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander on Tuesday.

The ruling blocks the state from conducting any elections under the 2016 map and orders the state’s General Assembly to redraw congressional districts by Jan. 24 for the 2018 elections.