North Carolina legislature enacts new congressional map

The North Carolina Legislature enacted a new congressional map Friday in response to a ruling that declared that the 2017 map was in violation of the North Carolina Constitution.

The newly enacted map for the 2020 election passed the legislature via a party-line vote of 65-24. The new map could give the North Carolina Republicans a hold on eight of the 13 seats in the House instead of the 10 seats they would have had under the previous map.

Democrats claim that the new map is still a product of partisan gerrymandering, grouping Democrats across the state into five districts.