Redistricting Battles In North Carolina

May 6, 2015

North Carolina's Congressional districts after the 2011 redistricting process.

In 2011, North Carolina’s Republican legislature redrew the political voting maps. Many saw the redistricting as gerrymandering favoring the GOP over Democrats. The state supreme court upheld the redistricting but the U.S. Supreme Court has asked them to review their decision. The legislature takes issue with that request citing record numbers of minorities who have been elected. We take a closer look at the process and the arguments in play.

Michael Tomsic
- Staff reporter, WFAE
J. Michael Bitzer, Ph.D. - Pr0fessor of Politics and History, Provost, Catawba College
Theodore M. Shaw - Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights, University of North Carolina School of Law