Redistricting hearing

WRAL is streaming the hearing by a three-member panel of judges appointed by the state Supreme Court on the 2011 redistricting.

The judges, appointed by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Sarah Parker, are Wake County Superior Court Judge Paul C. Ridgeway, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Joseph N. Crosswhite of Statesville and Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Alma L. Hinton of Halifax County.

Early handicapping NC US House races

The official proposed congressional maps are out and some early analysis says that the districts now represented by Reps. Larry Kissell, Heath Shuler and Brad Miller are decidedly more Republican with Rep. Mike McIntyre’s now leaning more that way. GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers district is shored up with more GOP voters thanks to a shift of Wake County voters that helped Democratic Rep. David Price. Dem Reps. Mel Watt and G. K. Butterfield also emerged with stronger districts.
Source: John Davis Report. h/t MB @nando

Maps, more links to follow

Wanna redraw some districts?

Here’s the site for the map and stats of the new districts.
If you want to alter things or protest or comment, read this official notice of important matters from an undated memo on the NCGA site:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Attorney General of North Carolina has submitted 2009 Sess. Laws Chapter 78, which creates new districts for the North Carolina House of Representatives in Pender County and New Hanover County, to the United States Department of Justice for preclearance. A duplicate copy of the submission materials required by 28 C.F.R. Part 51 is available to be reviewed by the public in the North Carolina Legislative Library, located on the 5th floor of the Legislative Office Building, 300 N.
Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603.
Members of the public are invited to comment on this plan. Written comments should be addressed to the Chief, Voting Section; Civil Rights Division; Room 7254 — NWB; Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW; Washington, DC 20530. The envelope and first page should be marked: “Comment under Section 5.” Telephone 1-800-253-3931 or 202-307-2385.

Here’s the map and stats of the new districts.