NC4RR news & board member op-eds

To continue informing the public about the necessity for redistricting reform, the NC4RR board has contributed several pieces in various national and statewide publications. Click below to read the op-eds on the respective publication's website.


Are Democrats backing away from a plan to limit gerrymandering in North Carolina?

News & Observer - September 6, 2019

Redistricting decision won’t prevent future gerrymandering disputes, experts say

Carolina Journal - September 5, 2019

Judges order transparency for new NC maps, citing ‘highly improbable’ GOP assurances

News & Observer - September 4, 2019

Let’s pull the plug on computer-driven redistricting

News & Observer - September 3, 2019

Fair redistricting

Winston-Salem Journal - August 7,2019

Why gerrymandering should matter to businesses

Triangle Business Journal – July 26, 2019

NC4RR’s Response to SCOTUS’s Ruling on Partisan Gerrymandering

North Carolinians for Redistricting Reform – June 27, 2019

Justices rule courts cannot police partisan gerrymandering

ABC News –June 27, 2019

The Supreme Court won’t overturn NC’s congressional maps. Will lawmakers act?

News & Observer – June 27, 2019

Partisan mapmaking in NC withstands Supreme Court challenge in far-reaching gerrymandering case

WRAL – June 27, 2019

Supreme Court upholds congressional maps, calls gerrymandering ‘political’ issue

Carolina Journal – June 27, 2019

Fixing a Broken Election System—Our Democracy Depends On It

The North Carolina State Bar Journal — Summer 2019

Letters: Broken Redistricting System

Raleigh News & Observer – May 28, 2019

LTE: Supports Faircloth’s FAIR Act

Rhino Times – May 24, 2019

Moderate NC Republican representative won’t seek re-election

News & Observer – May 13, 2019

Our View: Redistricting reform should happen this year

Fayetteville Observer– May 8, 2019

The NC legislature is about to finalize its 2019 agenda. Here are 5 things to know.

The Herald – May 7, 2019

Redistricting bills stagnant as Supreme Court mulls political gerrymanders

WRAL – May 8, 2019

Tomorrow: Lobby day to end gerrymandering at NC legislature

NC Policy Watch – May 6, 2019

Hardister gets need for districting reform

Greensboro News & Record – May 3, 2019

LTE: Grange pushes reforms

Wilmington Star News – May 1, 2019

Redistricting Proposals

NC Insider– April 25, 2019

Make redistricting an important issue

Smoky Mountain News– April 17, 2019

Lawmakers, not judges, should tackle partisan gerrymandering

Charlotte Observer – April 10, 2019

Time to unrig the electoral maps (opinion)

Business North Carolina – April 1, 2019

In what could be his last battles, McGrady tackles redistricting, liquor laws (Interview)

Hendersonville Lightning – March 15, 2019

Conservatives should favor redistricting reform (Opinion)

Carolina Journal – March 11, 2019

It’s time to change how we redistrict (Opinion)

Greensboro News & Record – March 9, 2019


Wilkes Journal-Patriot – March 5, 2019


WCCB (CW) – March 4, 2019


NC Policy Watch – March 3, 2019

Lawmakers  should be rule makers, not cartographers (Editorial)

Carolina Journal - February 28, 2019

Our Opinion: Judge's amendments ruling is the wrong remedy for the right problem

Greensboro News & Record - February 28, 2019


Carolina Commentary - February 26, 2019

NC leaders once backed gerrymandering reform (Editorial)

News & Observer - February 25, 2019

GOP Rep. McGrady: Now Is The Time For Nonpartisan Redistricting

WFAE-FM - February 24, 2019

Gerrymandering reform: Should NC residents vote on map-drawing constitutional amendment?

Asheville Citizen-Times - February 23,2019

Amend the NC constitution to ban gerrymandering? Supporters want it on the ballot in 2020.

News & Observer - February 22, 2019

Constitutional amendment proposed to end gerrymandering

WLOS-TV - February 22, 2019

Second redistricting reform bill emphasizes rules and transparency

Carolina Journal - February 21, 2019

Finally, a breakthrough to stop gerrymandering? (editorial)

Charlotte Observer - February 21, 2019

FAIR Act to end partisan gerrymandering through redistricting reforM (Press Release)

North Carolinians for Redistricting Reform - February 21, 2019

Democratic challenge isn’t just districts (Opinion)

Carolina Journal – December 31, 2018

Supreme Court won’t fix gerrymandering soon, so it’s up to voters (Opinion)

The Charlotte Observer – July 9, 2018

The time for redistricting reform in NC has arrived (Opinion)

The News & Observer – July 14, 2018

With Supreme Court punting on gerrymandering, states must act (Opinion)

The Hill – June 22, 2018



Redistricting news


To stay up to speed on the latest major developments in redistricting reform both in North Carolina and nationally, we’ve compiled and continue to update a list of relevant articles below.


The legal fight over NC gerrymandering isn’t over. How we got here, and what’s next.

Charlotte Observer – June 27, 2019

Deceased G.O.P. Strategist’s Hard Drives Reveal New Details on the Census Citizenship Question

New York Times – May 30, 2019

Supreme Court blocks gerrymandering rulings in Michigan and Ohio

Politico – May 24, 2019

Partisan gerrymandering is old, but that doesn’t make it right

News & Observer – May 22, 2019

Five quick takes as the legislative session passes its symbolic midpoint

NC Policy Watch – May 14, 2019

Charlotte Talks: Voting Reforms Gain Traction, At Least At Local And State Level

WFAE 90.7 – May 15, 2019

Are states equipped to tackle partisan gerrymandering on their own?

The Economist – May 2, 2019

Court: Plaintiffs in partisan gerrymandering case have to share all of late mapmaker’s data with parties

NC Policy Watch Pulse – May 2, 2019

Common Cause of North Carolina executive director Bob Phillips

NC Policy Watch – April 15, 2019

With the REDMAP redistricting plan, Robin Hayes gamed the system within its rules

News & Observer – April 12, 2019

Why a SCOTUS punt doesn’t mean the end for redistricting reform

Fair Vote – April 9, 2019

Author of gerrymandering book Ratf**ked brings sliver of hope to battle for democracy

NC Policy Watch – April 5, 2019

Fixing Gerrymandered Maps Tougher than Gorsuch, Kavanaugh Think

Bloomberg Law – April 4, 2019

The Supreme Court is toasting marshmallows while democracy burns

SCOTUS OA – April 1, 2019

Sunday Special: Supreme Court expert analyzes North Carolina gerrymandering case

WRAL – March 31, 2019

Time to end legal games, court theatrics. Adopt non-partisan redistricting now (Editorial)

WRAL – March 29, 2019

Want to fix gerrymandering? Then the Supreme Court needs to listen to mathematicians

PBS News Hour – March 31, 2019

'Historic day' for gerrymandering in NC

News & Observer – March 26, 2019

Take it from us: Politicians can’t be trusted to draw electoral maps (Opinion)

Washington Post – March 25, 2019

We Drew Congressional Maps for Partisan Advantage. That Was the Point.

The Atlantic – March 25, 2019

AP: GOP redistricting edge moderated Democrats’ 2018 gains

News & Observer – March 21, 2019

Rucho v. Common Cause: A tale of three maps

Civitas Institute – March 18, 2019

WUNCPolitics Podcast: A Conversation With Rep. David Lewis

WUNC 91.5 – March 14, 2019

Healey Joins 21 Other Attorneys General In Gerrymandering Lawsuit Against North Carolina

WBUR (Massachusetts) – March 9, 2019


Charlotte Observer – March 6, 2019


NC Policy Watch – March 4, 2019


Charlotte Observer – March 4, 2019

State partisan gerrymandering trial set to begin in July

WRAL – February 1, 2019

Two gerrymandering cases that could shape the 2020 elections are ramping up in court

The News & Observer – December 21, 2018

Republicans won 50.3 percent of NC’s votes for Congress. They took 10 of 13 seats.

The News & Observer – November 7, 2018

JLF’s John Hood predicts N.C. redistricting reform for 2019

Carolina Journal – November 16, 2018

They’re trying to flip NC, but some Democrats are in danger of being flipped

The News & Observer – October 17, 2018



All of the the latest major developments in redistricting reform across our nation.


Supreme Court Bars Challenges to Partisan Gerrymandering

The New York Times (National) –June 27, 2019

Supreme Court says federal courts don’t have a role in deciding partisan gerrymandering claims

Washington Post (National) –June 27, 2019

Supreme Court Declines to Set Limits on Political Gerrymandering

Wall Street Journal (National) – June 27, 2019

What to do about gerrymandering? Delaware Valley residents weigh in

KYW News Radio (Pennsylvania) – May 29, 2019

Gerrymandering: Why only 2 percent of Americans feel elections work properly

The Hill – May 22, 2019

6 Themes To Pay Attention To In Upcoming Supreme Court Decisions

NPR – May 21, 2019

LTE: Gerrymandering has put the good of the country on the back burner

Washington Post – May 17, 2019

Supreme Court requests response from Ohio and Michigan gerrymander challengers

Roll Call – May 13, 2019

A court says Ohio’s congressional map is unconstitutional

The Economist – May 9, 2019

Podcast: Who’s afraid of political gerrymandering?

Roll Call – May 8, 2019

Redrawing Electoral Districts: How Should New Hampshire Determine District Lines?

New Hampshire Public Radio – May 8, 2019

Have court rulings in Michigan and Ohio turned the tide on partisan gerrymandering?

Salon – May 6, 2019

Author: What partisan gerrymandering has cost Michigan

Detroit Free Press – May 2, 2019

Michigan Republicans appeal gerrymandering ruling. What you need to know.

Bridge (Michigan) – April 30, 2019

Northam vetoes anti-gerrymandering bill

Daily Press (Virginia) – April 30, 2019

A Federal Court Makes an Aggressive Move Against Partisan Gerrymandering

The Atlantic – April 25, 2019

Review: Diversity in Texas Legislature not reflecting state

News Observer (AP Pickup) – April 20, 2019

Wisconsin Prepares For Another Gerrymandering Trial

WUWM (Wisconsin) – April 17, 2019

Texas Matters: Gerrymandering In Texas

Texas Public Radio (Texas) – April 14, 2019

For the Good of Democracy, End Partisan Gerrymandering (Editorial)

New York Times – March 27, 2019

Analysis: Michigan maps show bias as gerrymandering heads to Supreme Court

The Detroit News (Michigan) – March 20, 2019

Supreme Court takes on racial gerrymander claim in Virginia

CNN – March 18, 2019

When Does Political Gerrymandering Cross the Line? (Editorial)

Wall Street Journal (National) – March 15, 2019

Ohio's Congressional Map Battle

WOSU NPR (Ohio) – March 13, 2019

Rep. Marcy Kaptur Testifies Her District 'Hacked Apart' By Gerrymandering

WOSU-FM NPR (Ohio) - March 13, 2019

Voters Not Politicians sets sights on more democracy reform

Holland Sentinel (Michigan) – March 13, 2019

Why Maryland’s Governor is teaming with the Terminator

WTOP (Maryland)– March 11, 2019


Pennsylvania Capital-Star (Pennsylvania) – March 7, 2019

Commission picks new map for Maryland’s gerrymandered 6th District

Washington Post – March 2, 2019


Associated Press – March 2, 2019


Associated Press – March 2, 2019

Virginia lawmakers back redistricting commission

Associated Press –February 23, 2019

Clock Is Ticking on Efforts to Overhaul Redistricting

Oklahoma Watch – February 15, 2019

Supreme Court rejects GOP delay bid in gerrymandering lawsuit

The Detroit News – February 4, 2019

to tackle partisan gerrymandering … again: In Plain English

SCOTUSblog – February 4, 2019

Virginia needs to get on board with fair redistricting (Opinion)

The Washington Post – January 22, 2019

Is This the Year for a Redistricting Revolution?

The Atlantic – January 15, 2019

Voting Issues and Gerrymanders Are Now Key Political Battlegrounds

The New York Times – January 2, 2019

One thing voters agree on - they hate gerrymanderinG (OPINION)

The Boston Globe – November 12, 2018

One state fixed its gerrymandered districts, the other didn’t. Here’s how the election played out in both.

The Washington Post – November 9, 2018

How gerrymandering kept Democrats from winning even more seats Tuesday

The Washington Post – November 8, 2019

How did citizen-led redistricting initiatives fare in the mid-terms?

The Pacific Standard – November 7, 2018