Republicans in North Carolina have a history of gerrymandering the competitive state into predetermined districts. In 2021, with majorities in the state House and state Senate, Republicans enacted gerrymandered congressional and state legislative plans on party-line votes. Although North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper is a Democrat, redistricting legislation in the state is not subject to gubernatorial veto. In a victory for fair maps, the North Carolina Supreme Court held that the enacted plans violated the state constitution. After the General Assembly failed to pass a lawful congressional plan, a lower court adopted an interim plan for use in the 2022 elections. To build on the successes in the 2018 and 2020 elections, the NDRC is supporting fair maps champions in both chambers of the General Assembly and fair-minded judicial candidates running for the North Carolina Supreme Court.
For the 2022 elections in North Carolina, we are targeting the following: State Supreme Court, State Senate, and State House
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How Our Fight Continues
Thanks to the grassroots movement for fair maps, we have maps in place that are far more fair than they would have been if Republicans had been allowed to gerrymander unchecked this past redistricting cycle. But if the last few years have shown us anything, it’s that our fight to protect free and fair elections is far from over. Redistricting has always been part of the larger fight to protect our democracy. The stakes are far too high to stand by the sidelines.
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Your vote is your voice—and your voice is powerful. Check your voter registration, and make sure to make a voting plan—including when, where, and how you will vote.
Voter Registration Deadlines:
– By Mail: Postmarked by Friday, October 14, 2022 or received by October 19, 2022
– Online: Friday, October 14, 2022
– In Person: Friday, October 14, 2022
Looking for ways to get involved? Head over to North Carolina Democrats right now for volunteer opportunities.
North Carolina Democrats: ncdp.org
Will you pitch in right now to help us keep up the fight to protect our democracy?