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Republican victories in state legislative and gubernatorial elections in 2010 put them in a commanding position the next year to draw new voting districts for the U.S. House and state legislatures that helped fortify Republican power for much of the following decade.
A replacement map for North Carolina’s congressional districts was finalized Friday, with its lines redrawn to address alleged extreme partisan bias and endangering reelection prospects for two Republicans next year.
Participants in an exercise to redraw North Carolina's congressional boundaries without involving politics hope it will increase interest in taking partisan considerations out of redistricting and help the state avoid extensive litigation on future maps.
The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear met Monday to discuss multiple voting topics.
The State Board of Elections counted 76 people filing for the 13 district seats by Friday's noon deadline, including 17 Friday alone, according to the Associated Press.