Statement by Scott Stone on NC Supreme Court Ruling
The NC Supreme Court has ruled the legislative and congressional maps drawn by the Republican-majority in the NC General Assembly are unconstitutional. The initial ruling – issued with limited specifics – cites all of the maps, not specific districts, as unconstitutional and the maps must be redrawn.
“Democrats argue that “proportionality” based on previous elections should be the standard for drawing election maps,” said Scott Stone, Republican candidate for NC Senate. “Based on the Democrats’ “proportionality argument” it is reasonable that Mecklenburg County should have at least one Republican in the NC Senate. Based on the 2020 election results, and according to the Democrats’ logic, maps should be drawn so Mecklenburg would have Republicans as 1/3 of its NCGA delegation. Currently it has 1 of 17.”
“Democratic plaintiffs assume voters will always vote the same way. In North Carolina 1/3 of voters are registered unaffiliated. In 2022, how maps are drawn won’t drive election results – failed Democratic policies will impact results.”