RALEIGH – The first round of nipping and tucking North Carolina’s 13 congressional districts to satisfy a court decree issued is complete, at least, in the North Carolina House. That chamber released the map they will use as a baseline on Thursday morning.
This is it:
Does this map change which congressional district you would be in? The most significant changes are around the two largest population centers in Mecklenburg and Wake. There is no solid indication as to whether or not the N.C. Senate will readily agree to this map, or if their preferred draft is different enough to require further tweaks to get a baseline. For context, the maps must be approved by December 15 in order to avoid delays to congressional primaries, making quick resolutions more likely.
Nothing is set in stone, and lawmakers are still working on edits, but they reportedly do not expect major changes to the map above. The 2020 maps are on the calendar as of Thursday, and legislative leaders have suggested votes by the end of the week.