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Court upholds North Carolina Republicans’ redistricting plan, but appeal to state Supreme Court is next

"We look forward to taking our case to the state Supreme Court," said Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause North Carolina, which is one of the groups challenging the maps. "We are confident that the people of North Carolina will ultimately prevail in our fight for fair maps."

Republican Gerrymander of North Carolina Maps Is Upheld in Court

Voting rights groups said they would file an appeal immediately. One, Common Cause North Carolina, said the plaintiffs had presented “overwhelming evidence” that the maps were stacked to favor Republicans. “The evidence clearly showed that Republican legislative leaders brazenly ignored legal requirements designed to protect voting rights for Black North Carolinians,” the group’s executive director, Bob Phillips, said in a statement. “If allowed to stand, these extreme gerrymanders would cause profound and lasting harm to the people of our state.”

Common Cause NC urges passage of ‘Freedom to Vote Act’ to end gerrymandering

Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause NC, discusses the need to stop gerrymandering in North Carolina

North Carolina GOP-controlled legislature approves congressional map

"We are troubled that these districts would especially hurt Black voters, harmfully split communities and undermine the freedom of North Carolinians to have a voice in choosing their representatives," said Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause North Carolina.

North Carolina passes new maps giving GOP an edge in Congress, state legislature

“We are profoundly concerned that the legislature’s deeply flawed redistricting process has produced deeply flawed voting maps,” said Bob Phillips, the executive director of Common Cause NC. “We are troubled that these districts would especially hurt Black voters, harmfully split communities and undermine the freedom of North Carolinians to have a voice in choosing their representatives. Our state deserves better.”

NC redistricting suit challenges lack of race data for maps

The North Carolina NAACP, Common Cause and four individuals filed a lawsuit in Wake County court challenging the legislators' refusal to consider racial data or evaluate the presence of racially polarized voting in the state before considering map proposals.

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