NC4RR Statement on Today's Common Cause v. Lewis Ruling
Media Contact: Scott Conklin
Phone: (919) - 867-2826
Today’s decision in Common Cause v. Lewis offers relief for the 2020 election but will be short-lived if we don’t pass long-term reform. Litigation alone cannot provide a permanent solution for partisan gerrymandering, only legislation can.
The FAIR Act (HB 140) would enshrine the guiding principles of this ruling -- like prohibiting the use of partisan data and ensuring strict transparency requirements -- into our state’s constitution. It is a strong, bipartisan approach. In light of today’s decision, we look forward to working with leadership in both parties to end partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina.