NC will redistrict after census data release. Here’s why you should care.

Every state in the country can start redrawing political maps after the U.S. Census Bureau releases local population data on Thursday. But attention to the process, and any potential shenanigans, may be more intense in North Carolina than anywhere else. The redrawing process is called redistricting. But when boundaries get skewed to favor a particular political party or group, it’s gerrymandering.