Today a three-judge panel has ruled to uphold the North Carolina General Assembly’s maps, dismissing plaintiff’s claims of unconstitutional gerrymandering.
North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore said, “I am pleased the trial court has ruled in our favor, upholding the maps drawn by the General Assembly in the most transparent process in North Carolina history.”
He continued, “Free and fair elections are the result of an open and honest process. The General Assembly’s maps were drawn in the light of day, after months of public comment and feedback. Unfortunately Democrat plaintiffs refuse to hold themselves to this standard. Their own proposed maps were drawn in secret, implementing feedback not from voters themselves, but from political consultants paid for by Eric Holder.”