RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina House is starting another round of redistricting demanded by judges who declared Republicans unnecessarily redrew a handful of districts in 2017.
The House Redistricting Committee scheduled a meeting for Thursday to discuss remapping of Wake County lines, but planned no votes.
There’s a June 30 deadline to approve new House districts for Wake in light of a November court ruling. A panel of state judges found GOP legislators went beyond what federal judges directed to redraw lines to fix racial bias in nearly 30 House and Senate districts.
The North Carolina Constitution prohibits mid-decade redistricting. There are exceptions when a court orders otherwise.
Civil rights groups and Democrats have challenged in court for most of this decade legislative districts originally drawn in 2011 by Republicans.