Courts Strike Down NC Gerrymandering

A panel of Federal judges struck down North Carolina's congressional districting map on Tuesday, saying it was created for partisan, political advantage.

This is a big step forward if it holds up. It might set up a future in which district maps are drawn up in a non-partisan, fair manner across the country. And it certainly can have a major affect in the 2018 elections in NC.

Currently, 10 of the 13 congressional districts in NC are held by Republicans. The make-up of the state's population is certainly not 77% Republican.