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A rare feat: bipartisan support on NC legislative remap

June 7, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Here’s a rare sight at the North Carolina legislature: Both parties back the same redistricting plan.

A proposal redrawing state House districts in Wake County should be on the floor next week after clearing two committees on Thursday after little debate.

State judges ordered new Wake lines by the end of June after ruling Republicans in 2017 impermissibly redrew four districts that hadn’t been struck down in previous litigation.

House Democratic and Republican leaders sponsored a new map identical to a third-party expert’s recommendations to federal judges in late 2017. Currently Democrats hold all 11 Wake seats, and incumbents seeking re-election wouldn’t be forced to run against each other under the proposal.

This map would only be used next year, since decennial redistricting begins in 2021.

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