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What the new Congressional district maps mean for Raleigh voters

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Take note: Raleigh voters are in a different district in 2020.

📰 The news: Judges allowed redrawn maps to stand for the 2020 elections Monday. 

ICYMI: State lawmakers had to redraw maps not just for the state legislature but also for who represents us in the U.S. House. [read more]

What to know about the redrawn maps: 

🗳️ The judges allowed the maps to move forward, but …: it’s because “there wasn’t enough time in the election cycle to consider detailed redistricting arguments from the lawmakers and from voters who challenged the latest congressional maps,” according to an AP report at WRAL. [read more]

🗳️ Raleigh and much of Wake County changes from voting in the 4th district to voting in the 2nd district for 2020: Raleigh and much of Wake County was previously district 4 (in olive green).

The 2nd Congressional District previously wrapped around Raleigh, shown in light blue (or, if you have a sense of humor about it, looked like this).

2016 congressional map for North Carolina
The former congressional maps, used last in the 2016 elections.

It now will look like this for the 2020 elections (purple): 

2020 n.c. congressional map
Map for the 2020 elections.

🗳️ The 2nd Congressional District, as Wake County-only, could shift parties: It’s currently represented by a Republican, but the change could mean the district shifts to a Democrat. [read more at N&O]

⏭️ The N.C. primary is March 3. Check your address here to see where you’ll vote.

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Sarah Day Owen Wiskirchen is the editor of Raleigh Convergence.

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