2021 in North Carolina politics saw a lot of what marked the state's politics in the prior decade - lawsuits and court rulings that left just as many questions as answers.
Just as candidate filing for the 2022 primary election got underway this month, it was stopped by the North Carolina Supreme Court so lawsuits claiming new Congressional and General Assembly districts are illegal gerrymanders could be heard. The primary is now May 17th. That's about all that's set in stone says Dr. Chris Cooper, political scientist at Western Carolina University. He joined BPR's Matt Bush to go over 2021 in North Carolina and national politics, and tried to shed some light on what we might see in 2022.