Current Legislative Districts O.K. For Primary

A panel of federal judges has decided North Carolina can use its existing legislative districts in the May primary.

A group of Republican voters filed a lawsuit in November
contending that boundaries for dozens of state House and Senate
voting districts are unconstitutional.

Chief U.S. District Judge Louise Flanagan said Monday the
lawsuit can move forward, but she and two other judges decided
against issuing an immediate ruling in favor of the plaintiffs.

Such an injunction would have likely halted the May 6 primary,
affecting not only seats in the General Assembly, but those in
Congress and for statewide office, including governor.


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