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

Media Contact: Scott Conklin
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Email: sconklin@apcoworldwide.com

The United States Supreme Court’s decision on partisan gerrymandering in Rucho v. League of Women Voters of North Carolina & Common Cause lays bare what we already knew to be true – partisan gerrymandering is a political problem in need of a political solution. The Court was clear – we cannot rely on the judicial branch to provide our pathway forward. Lawmakers, not the judiciary, are the only ones that can comprehensively reform our redistricting process. With this decision, the need for legislative action has never been more urgent.

Partisan gerrymandering has undermined North Carolina’s elections for decades and will continue to do so if we don’t take legislative action. We believe the best way to end the longstanding practice of partisan gamesmanship in the redistricting process is through the passage of the FAIR Act (HB 140).

The need for redistricting reform is not a Democrat or Republican issue – it’s a North Carolina issue, in need of a North Carolina solution. This legislative session, we urge state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to come together and support the FAIR Act.

The need for redistricting reform is not a Democrat or Republican issue – it’s a North Carolina issue. This legislative session, we urge state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to come together and restore confidence, fairness and integrity to our redistricting process by supporting the FAIR Act