State of North Carolina

North Carolina State Senate Map Challenge

Pierce v. North Carolina State Board of Elections

Lawsuit filed on behalf of two Black voters challenging North Carolina’s Republican-drawn state Senate map. The plaintiffs allege that the map dilutes the voting power of Black voters in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The complaint alleges that the districts “crack Black voters in the Black Belt counties in northeastern North Carolina, resulting in the dilution of their electoral strength.” The plaintiffs request that the court strike down the map and order the adoption of a map that includes a minority-opportunity district in northeastern North Carolina. 

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