District lines likely to stick at least through election
Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:31am
As Clay Countians queued up this week to pay filing fees required for seeking elective office, latest developments in the ongoing dispute over North Carolina’s contentious redistricting issue indicate current district lines will stand, at least for the time being.
Monday a panel of judges rejected a request from Democrats and voters in Wake and Mecklenburg counties who had filed the first lawsuit in this decade to challenge the state’s redistricting plans.
The lawsuit charged the two districts had drawn lines that were unconstitutional.
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By Lorraine Bennett Staff writer