Partisan Gerrymandering Test Proposed

September 26, 2016

By Patrick Gannon
The Mountaineer
North Carolina)

A new lawsuit alleges a congressional redistricting plan drawn by Republicans in Raleigh is “one of the worst partisan gerrymanders in modern American history.” It’s not just a wild assertion made for effect. The plaintiffs say they can back it up. The lawsuit, filed by the Southern Coalition for Social Justice and the Campaign Legal Center on behalf of the League of Women Voters of North Carolina and individual voters, offers an analysis of the districts that the plaintiffs hope the courts will see as a valid way of determining the extent of partisan gerrymandering in the future.