What will State House and Senate Districts Look Like? Here’s our Best Guess

Our first look at legislative redistricting explained how North Carolina’s counties must be grouped together to draw State House and Senate districts. As we noted, the county grouping formula is part of the court-ordered Stephenson Criteria – a set of guidelines that ensure legislative districts comply with the centuries-old Whole County Provision in our state constitution.     In this post, … Read More

First Look and Analysis: State House and Senate County Groupings

Yesterday the Census Bureau released the population data North Carolina needed to begin the redistricting process for everything from Congressional to town council districts across the state.   While we may revisit other aspects of redistricting in future analysis, this post will focus on the State House and State Senate districts and, specifically, how the court-mandated Stephenson Criteria will cause … Read More