Federal judge could hear request to block NC’s new Senate districts

Nov 27, 2023 | Elections, News, Sourced

Source: NCNewsline.com

Predominantly Black precincts in Wilmington were cut away from New Hanover and attached to a Senate district dominated by Brunswick and Columbus counties.  The General Assembly approved new boundaries for North Carolina’s U.S. House, state House and state Senate election districts during the last week in October. As a result, thousands of North Carolina voters will see new candidate names on their ballots and their legislative and congressional representatives will change after the 2024 elections.

At an Oct. 26 news conference, Senator Dan Blue said Republicans pulled the six Wilmington precincts with the highest Black population and voter participation out of the New Hanover district and moved predominantly white precincts into it.