North Carolina voters are likely to be confused when they arrive at their polling places on March 15. In addition to presidential candidates, voters will see congressional primary candidates on the ballot.
But thanks to a federal court decision, the districts those candidates represent no longer exist and any votes in those races won’t count.
Thanks to three judges, two animal shapes and one hastily redrawn map of U.S. House seats, North Carolina politics have been thrown into chaos.
It started to go off the rails Feb. 5 when a panel of three federal judges determined that the boundaries of the state’s 1st and 12th congressional districts were drawn in such a way as to concentrate African-American voters and dilute their overall influence.