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The results of this month's legislative elections haven't been certified
 
Courts have been dealing with gerrymandering - the redrawing of legislative district lines to further a particular political interest - for more than 50 years
Courts have been dealing with gerrymandering - the redrawing of legislative district lines to further a particular political interest - for more than 50 years
 
A state three-judge panel has rejected attempts from plaintiffs in North Carolina's ongoing legislative redistricting federal lawsuit to meet their goals through an earlier state court case
A state three-judge panel has rejected attempts from plaintiffs in North Carolina's ongoing legislative redistricting federal lawsuit to meet their goals through an earlier state court case
 
Today North Carolina's three-judge panel ordered new legislative districts to be drawn and used in this year's election
Today North Carolina's three-judge panel ordered new legislative districts to be drawn and used in this year's election
 
You don't have to be a meteorologist to understand that the gathering storm clouds are threatening the 2018 elections
You don't have to be a meteorologist to understand that the gathering storm clouds are threatening the 2018 elections
 
If the separation-of-powers undertones in the judicial redistricting process weren’t already obvious, state Rep. Justin Burr, R-Stanly, left no doubt Tuesday
If the separation-of-powers undertones in the judicial redistricting process weren’t already obvious, state Rep. Justin Burr, R-Stanly, left no doubt Tuesday
 
Democrats on the House Select Committee on Judicial Redistricting on Tuesday tried to raise objections to the comprehensive judicial redistricting plans in House Bill 717
Democrats on the House Select Committee on Judicial Redistricting on Tuesday tried to raise objections to the comprehensive judicial redistricting plans in House Bill 717
 
When lawyers in North Carolina's latest redistricting battle head to court next month, they might have some clues about the U.S. Supreme Court's approach to their arguments
When lawyers in North Carolina's latest redistricting battle head to court next month, they might have some clues about the U.S. Supreme Court's approach to their arguments
 
The House and the Senate finally passed redistricting maps after weeks of contentious committee meetings and public hearings
The House and the Senate finally passed redistricting maps after weeks of contentious committee meetings and public hearings
 
Lawsuits challenging North Carolina's current congressional district map pose different questions than a suit in the U.S. Supreme Court challenging Wisconsin legislative maps
Lawsuits challenging North Carolina's current congressional district map pose different questions than a suit in the U.S. Supreme Court challenging Wisconsin legislative maps
 
Two Republicans and one Democrat in North Carolina's congressional delegation have signed on to a legal brief challenging "extreme" partisan gerrymandering at the U.S. Supreme Court
Two Republicans and one Democrat in North Carolina's congressional delegation have signed on to a legal brief challenging "extreme" partisan gerrymandering at the U.S. Supreme Court
 
Republicans chose to shun race as a consideration in remapping 28 legislative districts federal courts have deemed racial gerrymanders
Republicans chose to shun race as a consideration in remapping 28 legislative districts federal courts have deemed racial gerrymanders
 
Draw North Carolina's election maps fairly, and we'll end up with representation that more closely resembles this state's tight partisan split. Right?
Draw North Carolina's election maps fairly, and we'll end up with representation that more closely resembles this state's tight partisan split. Right?
 
Eight members of the state House either will face challenges from incumbents or will need to run for election in new legislative districts
Eight members of the state House either will face challenges from incumbents or will need to run for election in new legislative districts
 
Lawmakers won't consider race when they redraw legislative maps to meet a Sept. 1 federal court deadline
Lawmakers won't consider race when they redraw legislative maps to meet a Sept. 1 federal court deadline
 
Following today's Redistricting Committee meeting, Chairman Robin Hayes released the following statement
Following today's Redistricting Committee meeting, Chairman Robin Hayes released the following statement
 
As legislators sharpen their pencils for another round of electoral mapmaking, now seems like a good time to revisit North Carolina's redistricting "scorecard."
As legislators sharpen their pencils for another round of electoral mapmaking, now seems like a good time to revisit North Carolina's redistricting "scorecard."
 
All but one of the 29 speakers at Friday's public hearing of a joint legislative redistricting committee encouraged and admonished Republican lawmakers to dramatically alter the way North Carolina's electoral districts are drawn
All but one of the 29 speakers at Friday's public hearing of a joint legislative redistricting committee encouraged and admonished Republican lawmakers to dramatically alter the way North Carolina's electoral districts are drawn
 
A three-judge federal panel has denied a request to force a special N.C. legislative election before regularly scheduled 2018 contests
A three-judge federal panel has denied a request to force a special N.C. legislative election before regularly scheduled 2018 contests
 
The most outlandish voices on North Carolina's political left have latched onto the notion that actions taken by the Republican-led General Assembly in recent years are illegitimate
The most outlandish voices on North Carolina's political left have latched onto the notion that actions taken by the Republican-led General Assembly in recent years are illegitimate
 
The News & Observer of Raleigh and The Charlotte Observer have offered up a wonderful example of the power of free and independent thought
The News & Observer of Raleigh and The Charlotte Observer have offered up a wonderful example of the power of free and independent thought
 
Before Gov. Roy Cooper and his surrogates accuse the N.C. General Assembly of “thumbing its nose at the North Carolina Constitution and the U.S. Supreme Court,” the governor might want to reflect on his own actions in connection with legislative electoral redistricting
Before Gov. Roy Cooper and his surrogates accuse the N.C. General Assembly of “thumbing its nose at the North Carolina Constitution and the U.S. Supreme Court,” the governor might want to reflect on his own actions in connection with legislative electoral redistricting
 
Ford Porter, Governor Cooper's spokesman, released the following statement in response to the Legislature's decision to cancel to the special session to redraw legislative districts found unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court
Ford Porter, Governor Cooper's spokesman, released the following statement in response to the Legislature's decision to cancel to the special session to redraw legislative districts found unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court
 
Legislative Republicans wasted little time Thursday dispatching Gov. Roy Cooper's call for an extra session to draw new legislative districts
Legislative Republicans wasted little time Thursday dispatching Gov. Roy Cooper's call for an extra session to draw new legislative districts
 
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's ruling striking down 28 North Carolina legislative districts as cases of unconstitutional racial gerrymandering. But the high court has rejected the idea of holding special legislative elections this year
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's ruling striking down 28 North Carolina legislative districts as cases of unconstitutional racial gerrymandering. But the high court has rejected the idea of holding special legislative elections this year
 
The General Assembly on Friday approved a broad array of electoral changes including a separate June 7 congressional primary and new congressional district boundaries before adjourning the two-day special session Gov. Pat McCrory had called.
The General Assembly on Friday approved a broad array of electoral changes including a separate June 7 congressional primary and new congressional district boundaries before adjourning the two-day special session Gov. Pat McCrory had called.
 
Earl Jones wants to win back the North Carolina House District 60 seat he lost four years ago, but will have to defeat Cecil Brockman, a campaign strategist who helped to oust him from the General Assembly, and David Small, a youthful small business owner.
Earl Jones wants to win back the North Carolina House District 60 seat he lost four years ago, but will have to defeat Cecil Brockman, a campaign strategist who helped to oust him from the General Assembly, and David Small, a youthful small business owner.
 
The races for only 7 percent of state legislative seats - and no congressional districts - are likely to be competitive this year, say two organizations tracking North Carolina voting trends.
The races for only 7 percent of state legislative seats - and no congressional districts - are likely to be competitive this year, say two organizations tracking North Carolina voting trends.
 
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