NC’s New Governor Acts to Withdraw Challenge to Voting Rights

North Carolina’s “monster” voting law imposed a number of voting restrictions and was struck down by the US 4th Cir. Court of Appeals, which held that the law was “enacted with racially discriminatory intent in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and § 2 of the Voting Rights Act”. Ousted former NC governor McCrory appealed it to the US Supreme Court a few days before he left office.

How Many Lawsuits Does it Take?

In 2011, the NC GOP used a high-priced private consultant and sophisticated software to draw North Carolina’s electoral districts to suit themselves. There are now at least five ongoing cases based on North Carolina’s electoral district maps. The two NC gerrymandering cases with actions currently pending before SCOTUS are “Harris v. McCrory” and “Covington v. North Carolina”.