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"Fair" maps, gerrymandering, and another lawsuit

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Late Friday, Republican leaders in the General Assembly quietly dropped a couple of preferred voting district maps. For those paying close attention, it was a big deal – the first real indication of the GOP's intentions on where it would draw lines that would play a major role in who gets elected to Congress and the state legislature. And within the same hour, the NAACP and voting-rights advocates filed a lawsuit – before the full legislature has ever debated or voted on the maps.

Correction: The audio of this podcast states that Sen. Natasha Marcus (D-Mecklenburg) would be "double bunked" with another Democrat in a GOP-drawn state Senate map. In fact, Marcus would be "double bunked" with a Republican incumbent.

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Dave DeWitt is WUNC's Feature News Editor. As an editor, reporter, and producer he's covered politics, environment, education, sports, and a wide range of other topics.