Wake County election board to appeal district lines rulings


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Wake County Board of Elections will appeal a federal court ruling that rejected the state legislature’s district lines for the county board of commissioners and the school board.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported (http://bit.ly/29SdPzd ) the board voted 2-1 on Wednesday to ask the entire 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear the case.

A three-judge panel of that court had rejected the lines drawn by the Republican-dominated General Assembly, saying the latest plan violated the “one-man, one-vote” concept.

The full appeals court could uphold or reverse the decision or decide not to hear it. The county could then appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Wake officials are supposed to start getting ballots ready on August 10, with absentee ballots going in the mail Sept. 9.

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Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com

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