North Carolina's congressional primary was the topic of discussion at a League of Women Voters luncheon Monday.
Retired UNCW professor Roger Lowery talked about the state's redistricting process.
Lawmakers are currently waiting for a federal court to approve the newly redrawn congressional district lines.
Lowery told the audience that gerrymandering has gone on for decades in North Carolina, which benefits the party in power.
"Not the politicians choosing the voters, but the voters choosing the politicians. And that's not really the way it works when incumbents can draw the district boundaries," Lowery said.
North Carolina's congressional primary is set for June 7, pending the ruling by the federal court.
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