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Judges Order New North Carolina Maps Ahead Of 2020 Election

2016 map
Credit North Carolina General Assembly

A three-judge panel has ordered North Carolina legislators to throw out the current Congressional maps.

The judges determined these maps, which were redrawn in 2016, show signs of “extreme partisan gerrymandering.” Republican lawmakers can choose to appeal the decision or rush to redraw congressional lines before the December primary filing deadline.

Host Frank Stasio speaks with WUNC’s Capitol Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii about the latest redistricting news, including another decision that came down Monday to uphold recently-redrawn legislative maps. If the decision is not appealed, the newly-drawn state legislative districts will be in play for the 2020 elections. Stasio and Tiberii also discuss the long-awaited budget veto override vote from the state senate.

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.
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