Monday numbers: A closer look at the make up of the new General Assembly
Who did North Carolina voters send to Raleigh this year for the new legislative session? We know that Republicans made gains in the November election and now hold 30 of 50 seats in the Senate and 71 of 120 in the House, but here is a by-the-numbers look at some additional details about who is representing us in Raleigh, according to documents filed by the House and Senate clerks.
GOP legislative maps all but assure a less racially diverse General Assembly
Several Democratic lawmakers of color now reside in districts that strongly favor Republicans More than a half dozen of North Carolina’s Black legislators are in danger of losing their seats, as Republican legislators decided not to draw election districts to comply with the federal Voting Rights Act as legislatures had in the past.