NCDP Statement on Federal Court Redistricting Ruling

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday February 5th, 2016
 Contact:  Ford Porter
 
NCDP Statement on Federal Court Redistricting Ruling
 
Raleigh, NC – Today, a Federal judge struck down NC Congressional Districts 1 & 12 and ruled that the unconstitutional maps be redrawn by February 19th. NCDP Chair Patsy Keever offered the following statement:
 
“Today’s decision marks an important step towards ensuring the integrity of North Carolina’s democratic process. It’s clear that Republicans in Raleigh have sought to suppress the vote of those with whom they disagree and rig the electoral process  through partisan gerrymandering. This decision is welcome news that should begin to restore basic fairness to North Carolina’s congressional elections.”