‘Nonpartisan’ district maps draw lawmakers’ ire

August 31, 2016

By Barry Smith
Carolina Journal
(North Carolina)

A new unofficial congressional district map released Monday by a bipartisan panel of former state judges was not received warmly by the members of the General Assembly who have the legal authority to set election district lines. The proposal, a result of a joint project between Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and Common Cause North Carolina, is an attempt to show how a redistricting plan that made no attempt to offer an advantage to either major political party would work.