LWV North Carolina calls on NC voters to stand up for fair maps legislation in wake of Supreme Court’s failure to curtail partisan gerrymandering
CHAPEL HILL – The League of Women Voters of North Carolina today called on the state’s voters and legislators to take action in North Carolina to end gerrymandering. In today’s ruling on Rucho v. League of Women Voters of North Carolina, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to set a test enabling courts to determine when partisan gerrymandering has gone too far, finding that partisan gerrymandering is non-justiciable.
“Today’s decision is devastating to the voters in North Carolina who have lived with
unconstitutional districts in the last four federal elections,” said Janet Hoy, outgoing
co-president of the League of Women Voters of North Carolina and a named plaintiff in
the case. “While we were hopeful that the Court would set a standard to address extreme
gerrymandering cases like ours, we will continue to work on getting fair maps for North
Carolinians through action right here in North Carolina.”
League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear serves Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender Counties.