McClatchy: With Kennedy gone from Supreme Court, what’s next for NC gerrymandering case?
McClatchy: With Kennedy gone from Supreme Court, what's next for NC gerrymandering case?
The North Carolina case has an element not present in the Wisconsin or Maryland cases.
Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause North Carolina, called it the “so-called smoking gun.”
Rep. David Lewis, a Harnett County Republican and a leader of the redistricting process that led to the 2016 congressional districts, acknowledged outright the maps were drawn to give Republicans an advantage.
“I propose that we draw the maps to give a partisan advantage to 10 Republicans and three Democrats because I do not believe it’s possible to draw a map with eleven Republicans and two Democrats,” Lewis said at the time