Some members of Congress are calling on the North Carolina General Assembly to create fairer districts across the state. This comes on the heels of several recent Supreme Court rulings focused on the state.

The three members in question are Reps. Alma Adams, G.K. Butterfield and David Price – all Democrats representing places in North Carolina.

They've written a letter to Republican leaders in the General Assembly asking for independent redistricting. Currently, the state's districts are drawn every ten years by the party in power in the legislature.

According to the Charlotte Observer, the letter also asks leaders to avoid of any new voter ID legislation.

The U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down the state's congressional districts as illegal because they were drawn along racial lines. It issued a similar decision on statehouse maps.

Senate leader Phil Berger called the letter a “stunt,” saying the Republican-drawn districts are far less gerrymandered than the ones Democrats previously created.

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