January 9, 2018/Press

NCDP Statement on Federal Court Ruling Striking Down NC Congressional Maps

Raleigh – North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Wayne Goodwin released the following statement after a federal court unanimously ruled North Carolina’s congressional maps are an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander and ordered new maps to be drawn:

“Today’s ruling is a major victory for North Carolina and people across the state whose voices were silenced by Republicans’ unconstitutional attempts to rig the system to their partisan advantage. Republicans have shown time and time again they are more interested in drawing themselves into power than representing the best interest of their constituents. It’s time the General Assembly put partisanship aside and draw fair, non-partisan maps that give North Carolina voters a voice.”