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Gerrymandering surges as states redraw maps for House seats


November 10, 2021

North Carolina Republicans are well positioned to pick up at least two House seats in next year's election — but it's not because the state is getting redder.

The state remains a perennial battleground, closely split between Democrats and Republicans in elections. In the last presidential race, Republican Donald Trump won by just over 1 percentage point — the narrowest margin since Barack Obama barely won the state in 2008.

But, last week, the GOP-controlled legislature finalized maps that redraw congressional district boundaries, dividing up Democratic voters in cities to dilute their...

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