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Congressman Price Issues Statement on North Carolina District Court Ruling

January 10, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (Jan. 9, 2018) – On Tuesday, January 9, Congressman David Price (D-NC) issued the following statement after the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina ruled on North Carolina’s congressional district map:

“No state has suffered more than North Carolina from extreme partisan gerrymandering by Republicans—both after the 2010 census and in 2016, after their first map was ruled an unconstitutional racial gerrymander. But the current map is still designed to produce a 10-3 Republican advantage among congressional districts, in a state that is equally divided politically. In fact, Republican legislators admitted in court that they drew both maps for partisan political advantage. That is what the court has now disallowed in an opinion that has national implications. The North Carolina General Assembly must now comply with the court’s order and develop a fair map with compact districts.”