A federal court's decision to strike down North Carolina's map of congressional districts has cast uncertainty over this year’s elections.
Federal judges ruled Tuesday that the boundaries drawn by Republican legislators constitute an illegal partisan gerrymander. The judges gave lawmakers about two weeks to come up with a new map.
The federal judges relied heavily on the findings of Duke University mathematics and statistics professor, Dr. Jonathan Mattingly. He used computer programming and an algorithm to create thousands of simulated congressional districting plans for North Carolina.