North Carolina Republicans close in on new districts seeking to fortify GOP in Congress, legislature

Democrats whose seats are threatened by the plan are Reps. Jeff Jackson of Charlotte, Wiley Nickel of Cary and Kathy Manning of Greensboro. And first-term Rep. Don Davis, one of the three Black Democrats in the state's delegation, would run in a competitive district in northeastern North Carolina. Republicans have defended their maps, particularly with their political leanings, as lawful.

North Carolina's governor sues lawmakers for a measure that eliminates his elections board authority

North Carolina's Democratic governor is suing Republican lawmakers over a new law that strips him of his authority to appoint state elections board members. Gov. Roy Cooper filed his lawsuit on Tuesday, the same day voter advocacy groups submitted what marks the third federal lawsuit against another measure that critics say would discourage young people from voting.