Gillum, Abrams Denounce NC Judicial Nominee

After narrowly losing their respective governor’s races in Florida and Georgia in the midterm election, Democrats Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams released a joint statement Tuesday saying they oppose President Donald Trump’s nominee for a North Carolina federal judgeship based on his record on voting rights.

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Midterm Elections Reveal Effects of Gerrymandered Districts

With an election looming, courts earlier this year declared congressional districts in two states to be unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. One map was redrawn. The other was not. The sharply contrasting outcomes that resulted on Election Day in Pennsylvania and North Carolina illustrate the importance of how political lines are drawn — and the stakes for the nation because that process helps determine which party controls Congress.

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Judges Toss North Carolina District Map, Throwing Wrench in Midterms

In a ruling with stark implications for the upcoming mid-terms elections, a three-judge panel on Monday held that North Carolina’s congressional districts were unconstitutionally drawn to favor Republicans over Democrats and said it may require new districts be crafted before the November elections.

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