North Carolina’s congressional map is settled for 2022, as only three of nine U.S. justices favor accepting appeal by Republican legislators. Decision leaves maps as state courts approved them.
UPDATED: Congressional map could still see appeal to federal high court, but candidate filing with new maps opens Thursday.
State Supreme Court says North Carolina Constitution protects against partisan gerrymandering.
Republicans say delaying primaries further will avoid confusing voters. Democrats warn of interfering before Supreme Court hears challenge to maps.
The three-judge panel said it couldn’t strike down controversial state election districts, but the outcome could be different in expected appeal to N.C. Supreme Court.