Governor Cooper Calls Special Session for Lawmakers to Redraw Legislative Maps

Governor Cooper Calls Special Session for Lawmakers to Redraw Legislative Maps

In a press conference this afternoon, Governor Cooper called for a special session of the legislature to redraw state House and Senate voting maps recently deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The session, which will be held along with the ongoing regular session, will kick off tomorrow at two p.m. and last for two weeks.

Cooper’s announcement comes two days after the Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s decision that twenty-eight state legislative districts in North Carolina are illegally racially gerrymandered.…

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