NCGA leaders present proposed new congressional map

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) – Elected leaders met Wednesday afternoon to discuss re-arranging voting districts.

State legislators are tasked with re-drawing District 1 and 12 after 3 federal judges ruled the congressional districts unconstitutional.
The judges ruled the Republican-led General Assembly used race as a predominant factor when they drew the lines in 2011.

Based on the proposal to redraw the lines, District 1 will no longer contain parts of Lenor, Craven, and Greene counties.

District 1’s seat is currently held by G.K. Butterfield.

If the newly proposed map is approved by the full General Assembly voters in these counties will then be part of Congressman Walter B. Jones district.

The deadline to make a decision is Friday, February 19, 2016.

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