State of North Carolina

North Carolina Congressional Partisan Gerrymandering (Harper II)

Harper v. Hall

Lawsuit filed on behalf of plaintiffs from Harper v. Lewis challenging the state’s newly-passed congressional map drawn following the release of 2020 census data. The complaint argues that the 2021 congressional map is an extreme partisan gerrymander that entrenches Republican power in violation of the North Carolina Constitution. The complaint points out that, similar to the past map that was blocked, the map creates 10 safe Republican districts and three safe Democratic districts (plus one competitive district after the state gained a seat following the 2020 census) despite the fact that the state is closely divided between Republicans and Democrats. The plaintiffs ask the court to declare the current map invalid, block its use for future elections and order the creation of a new map that complies with the state constitution.

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