A special state legislative committee has approved a new Congressional district map that would dramatically alter district lines, including those that include Charlotte. The changes are required after a federal court found North Carolina’s 1st and 12th districts unconstitutional.
The Joint Select Committee on Congressional Redistricting voted 24-11 along party lines in favor of the map, which was redrawn by Republicans. It now goes to the full General Assembly, which Gov. Pat McCrory has called into a special session Thursday beginning at 10 a.m.