North Carolina State Appeals Court Postpones Candidate Filing for U.S. House and Legislature

On December 6, the North Carolina State Court of Appeals issues a two-page order. It says election boards should not allow primary candidates to file for U.S. House or state legislature at this time. Without this order, filing would have begun today at noon.

The lawsuit that brought about this order is North Carolina League of Conservation Voters v Hall, P21-525. It was filed earlier this year, and argues that the new U.S. House and legislative districts represent an unconstitutional racial gerrymander and also an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. The case is based mostly on the state constitution. Thanks to Political Wire for this news.

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