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Some say Census delay could pose problems for fair NC redistricting

Some say Census delay could pose problems for fair NC redistricting
Some say Census delay could pose problems for fair NC redistricting(WITN)
Published: Feb. 26, 2021 at 12:03 AM EST
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - Every ten years, states use the census to redraw congressional and state legislative districts.

Delays in the release of 2020 census data due to the COVID-19 pandemic have some experts worried the census issues could lead to extreme gerrymandering and a torrent of litigation.

North Carolina Republican lawmakers should begin redrawing maps this fall, only a few months before the state’s primaries in March of 2022.

Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause North Carolina, said unfairly drawn maps deny fair political representation to diverse populations.

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