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Are Black voters in North Carolina at risk with redistricting maps under litigation?

NAACP, Common Cause and NC voters sue Republican legislatures for racially gerrymandered maps

North Carolina lawmakers targeted Black voting districts with ‘surgical precision,’ new lawsuit against maps claims

Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause North Carolina, said, "North Carolina legislators have imposed discriminatory voting maps that outrageously attack the rights of Black North Carolinians. Sadly, racist gerrymandering once again plagues our state and harms voters. We must defeat it. Our voting districts don’t belong to politicians; our districts belong to the people. We must have voting maps that are free from racist gerrymandering and that respect the freedom of all voters."

Voting rights groups file sweeping lawsuit against NC redistricting plans

The suit by the state NAACP, Common Cause and eight Black voters says that the election districts violate the federal Voting Rights Act and the U.S. constitutional amendments that prohibit racial discrimination.

GOP district maps approved on party lines for 2024 and beyond

"We know that all voters deserve to have their vote count equally and that is not what these maps do, and it is clear that that was not the intent of the legislative leadership," said Ann Webb, policy director for Common Cause North Carolina, a government watchdog group.

NC General Assembly approve new district maps for congressional, state elections

“The only path forward for redistricting in North Carolina is for an independent citizens commission to take the power out of the hands of politicians and put it back with the people,” said Tyler Daye with Common Cause North Carolina during a rally against the maps.

Republican leaders propose new NC congressional districts that could strengthen GOP’s power

Open government groups such as Common Cause North Carolina criticized the mapmaking process, calling it "a total failure of transparency." "A handful of politicians drew new districts behind closed doors, keeping the public in the dark. But lawmakers still have a chance to do better," Common Cause North Carolina Executive Director Bob Phillips said

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