Stephen Wolf+ Your Authors @PoliticsWolf @DKElections staff writer covering voting rights, gerrymandering, maps, & poli sci. Get the Voting Rights Roundup weekly newsletter Nov. 04, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

Last week, a state court blocked North Carolina from using its Republican-gerrymandered congressional map for 2020, so the GOP-controlled legislature is doing this tomorrow. Background:  #NCpol #NCGA

North Carolina Republicans frequently have legislated by ambush since they took control of the legislature in 2010 & gerrymandered it to guarantee GOP majorities. Same NC GOP that's trying to hold a sneak attack budget override vote when Dems are absent

North Carolina Republicans will hold legislative proceedings tomorrow on drawing a new congressional map after their current gerrymander was blocked in court last week. Here are 4 maps I'd propose as nonpartisan remedies. Background coverage:  #NCpol #NCGA

I expect North Carolina GOP to draw a new "stealth" gerrymander that they'll try to use to satisfy judicial review. They appear afraid of appealing to the 6-1 Dem NC Supreme Court because they don't want to set a precedent in case they win back the court majority after 2022

Unsurprisingly, North Carolina Republicans aren't acting in good faith when it comes to redistricting. I know, you're shocked

Of these maps, the first one prioritizes not splitting cities, & it splits zero incorporated cities aside from Charlotte, which is too big for a single district anyway. The other three maps give higher priority to avoiding the splitting of voting districts

You can follow @PoliticsWolf.


Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.

Enjoy Threader? Sign up.

Since you’re here...

... we’re asking visitors like you to make a contribution to support this independent project. In these uncertain times, access to information is vital. Threader gets 1,000,000+ visits a month and our iOS Twitter client was featured as an App of the Day by Apple. Your financial support will help two developers to keep working on this app. Everyone’s contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support Threader by becoming premium or by donating on PayPal. Thank you.

Follow Threader