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North Carolina Lawmakers Vote on New Maps for State

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GOP-controlled legislature approves new redistricting map and faces lawsuit from Gov. Roy Cooper.

The North Carolina House and Senate have approved new plans for dozens of district boundaries. 

The vote comes in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling that 28 North Carolina legislative districts were racially gerrymandered. Each chamber now must approve the other chamber's plan for new districts before a Friday deadline. 

Host Frank Stasio speaks withRusty Jacobs, WUNC politics reporter, about the votes and reaction to the new maps. He also talks with WUNC Capitol Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberiiabout Governor Cooper’s lawsuit against the GOP-controlled legislature that is currently before the North Carolina Supreme Court. Cooper claims the legislature violated the constitution when it cut his power following the 2016 election. 

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Laura Pellicer is a digital reporter with WUNC’s small but intrepid digital news team.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.