The GOP-led North Carolina Legislature approved a new congressional map.
The new map gives Republicans an opportunity to flip multiple House seats.
It is likely to face multiple challenges.
A new congressional map in North Carolina could set multiple House seats up to flip in Republicans’ favor, dealing a blow to Democrats heading into 2024.
The GOP-led state Legislature approved the new map this week that could tilt the balance of North Carolina’s House delegation — now evenly split between seven Democrats and seven Republicans — and boost Republicans as they try to defend their narrow House majority next year.
The new lines make at least 10 of the state’s 14 districts favor Republicans, according to multiple analyses — and the changes have already spurred shake-ups in the state’s 2024 election landscape.
Just after the map was approved, first-term Rep. Jeff Jackson (D-N.C.) decided against running for reelection to his seat and announced a bid to become North Carolina’s attorney general in 2024.
The Republicans can take up to 11 House Seats which would leave Democrats with just three.
New: NC Republicans just passed a new gerrymander that could flip the state from 7D-7R to as lopsided as 11R-3D. It dooms Reps. Kathy Manning (D) in #NC06, Wiley Nickel (D) in #NC13 and Jeff Jackson (D) in #NC14 and puts Rep. Don Davis (D) in a Toss Up #NC01. https://t.co/DYLuUYt2Ui
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) October 25, 2023