North Carolina Congressional Map

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges ordered a new U.S. House district map that Republican state legislators drew last month be used in the 2020 elections, deciding on Monday there wasn’t the time to scrutinize the boundaries for extreme partisan bias.

The three-judge panel unanimously decided it was too late in the election cycle to receive evidence and testimony that would be necessary to consider detailed redistricting arguments from the lawmakers and from Democratic and independent voters who challenged the latest congressional maps.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges are officially delaying candidate filing for the state’s congressional districts while they sort out whether a replacement map approved by Republican legislators should be used for next year’s elections.

The three-judge panel’s order dated Wednesday means election officials can’t accept congressional candidate paperwork when the filing period begins for other 2020 races on Dec. 2.