partisan gerrymandering

North Carolina Rep. Nickel won't seek reelection due to remapping, will consider 2026 Senate bid

Democratic U.S. Rep. Wiley Nickel said Thursday he won't seek reelection to Congress next year, the result of congressional redistricting by Republican state legislators this fall that's likely to shift North Carolina's delegation to the right. And he said he'll consider a U.S. Senate bid for an election that would be nearly three years away.

No reelection campaign for Democratic representative after North Carolina GOP redrew U.S. House map

U.S. Rep. Kathy Manning announced Thursday that she will not file under lines that state election data suggests could net Republicans at least three more seats. Manning's district is now considered a GOP-leaning district. It's one of four challenged earlier this week by Black and Latino voters in a federal lawsuit alleging the new map weakens minority voting power to strengthen “the state's white majority.”

N. Carolina justices: State Senate map must be drawn again

North Carolina’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday that state Senate boundaries drawn by Republican legislators — under which the court permitted this year's elections to be conducted — remain tainted by partisan bias and must be redrawn by trial judges.

After Supreme Court Ruling, NC Gerrymandering Case Begins

A partisan gerrymandering trial began Monday in North Carolina, where election advocacy groups and Democrats hope state courts will favor them in a political mapmaking dispute that the U.S. Supreme Court just declared is not the business of the federal courts.