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North Carolina Judges Reject Gerrymandered District Maps | NBC News Now


OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE HAS A CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROBLEM. CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROBLEM. THAT FLAVOR IS AVAILABLE ONLY IN THAT FLAVOR IS AVAILABLE ONLY IN WASHINGTON, D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. AND NOW YOU KNOW. AND NOW YOU KNOW.>>>THREE NORTH CAROLINA JUDGES>>>THREE NORTH CAROLINA JUDGES TOSSED OUT LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT TOSSED OUT LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT MAPS SAYING THEY WERE EXAMPLES MAPS SAYING THEY WERE EXAMPLES OF EXTREME JERRY MANDERING BY OF EXTREME JERRY MANDERING BY THE GOP AND THEY VIOLATED THE THE GOP AND THEY VIOLATED THE STATE CONSTITUTION. STATE CONSTITUTION. JUST TO BE CLEAR, THE JUDGES JUST TO BE CLEAR, THE JUDGES FOUND THE MAPS VIOLATE THE FOUND THE MAPS VIOLATE THE STATE’S CONSTITUTION, NOT THE STATE’S CONSTITUTION, NOT THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. U.S. CONSTITUTION. CAN YOU WALK US THROUGH THAT. CAN YOU WALK US THROUGH THAT.>>Reporter: RACIAL JERRY MAND>>Reporter: RACIAL JERRY MAND MANDERING IS THE ACT OF MANDERING IS THE ACT OF REDRAWING YOUR MAP TO FAVOR A REDRAWING YOUR MAP TO FAVOR A POLITICAL PARTY. POLITICAL PARTY. THAT’S ILLEGAL. THAT’S ILLEGAL. THE FEDERAL COURTS HAS SAID THE FEDERAL COURTS HAS SAID WE’RE NOT GOING TO GET IN ON IT. WE’RE NOT GOING TO GET IN ON IT. THE SUPREME COURT LOOKED AT THE SUPREME COURT LOOKED AT NORTH CAROLINA’S CONGRESSIONAL NORTH CAROLINA’S CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT AND SAID WE CAN’T SAY DISTRICT AND SAID WE CAN’T SAY TOO MUCH. TOO MUCH. WHAT HAPPENED IS WITH THE RULING WHAT HAPPENED IS WITH THE RULING YESTERDAY, IT WAS A COMBINATION YESTERDAY, IT WAS A COMBINATION OF JERRY MANDERING AND IT SAID, OF JERRY MANDERING AND IT SAID, YOU KNOW, IT’S THE WILL OF THE YOU KNOW, IT’S THE WILL OF THE MASS DRAWERS, NOT THE WILL OF MASS DRAWERS, NOT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE THAT’S BEEN SHOWN IN THE PEOPLE THAT’S BEEN SHOWN IN THESE MAPS. THESE MAPS. THEY THREW OUT THE MAPS AND SAID THEY THREW OUT THE MAPS AND SAID YOU HAVE TWO WEEKS TO DRAW NEW YOU HAVE TWO WEEKS TO DRAW NEW ONES. ONES.>>THE WILL OF THE MAP DRAWERS,>>THE WILL OF THE MAP DRAWERS, NOT THE PEOPLE. NOT THE PEOPLE. THEY HAVE TWO WEEKS? THEY HAVE TWO WEEKS?>>Reporter: IT’S DIFFICULT TO>>Reporter: IT’S DIFFICULT TO DO. DO. THE COURT SAID YOU CANNOT DRAW THE COURT SAID YOU CANNOT DRAW THEM WITH POLITICAL YEEZEASE IN THEM WITH POLITICAL YEEZEASE IN MIND, WHICH IS SOMETHING EVERY MIND, WHICH IS SOMETHING EVERY DISTRICT IN THE COUNTRY ALWAYS DISTRICT IN THE COUNTRY ALWAYS TAKES INTO CONSIDERATION. TAKES INTO CONSIDERATION. UNLESS THERE’S A REASON. UNLESS THERE’S A REASON. UNLESS THERE’S A RESTRICTION OF UNLESS THERE’S A RESTRICTION OF THAT. THAT. THIS SAYS YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THIS SAYS YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT COUNTY LINES, YOU HAVE TO LOOK COUNTY LINES, YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT, YOU KNOW, POPULATION AT, YOU KNOW, POPULATION NUMBERS. NUMBERS. YOU HAVE TO DO IT IN PLAIN YOU HAVE TO DO IT IN PLAIN SIGHT. SIGHT. JERRY MANDERING IS COMPUTER DATA JERRY MANDERING IS COMPUTER DATA AND FINESSING THE NUMBERS TO GET AND FINESSING THE NUMBERS TO GET THE RESULT YOU WANT. THE RESULT YOU WANT. THIS HAS TO BE DONE WITH YOUR THIS HAS TO BE DONE WITH YOUR COMPUTER SCREENS SHOWN TO THE COMPUTER SCREENS SHOWN TO THE PUBLIC. PUBLIC.>>IT COULD HAVE A HUGE IMPACT>>IT COULD HAVE A HUGE IMPACT ON ELECTIONS. ON ELECTIONS. HOW CAN IT AFFECT 2020? HOW CAN IT AFFECT 2020?>>Reporter: ADVOCATES AND>>Reporter: ADVOCATES AND DEMOCRATS IN NORTH CAROLINA SAY DEMOCRATS IN NORTH CAROLINA SAY THEY MAY REDRAW THE THEY MAY REDRAW THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS, BECAUSE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS, BECAUSE THOSE MAPS HAVE BEEN, THEY SAID, THOSE MAPS HAVE BEEN, THEY SAID, EXTREMELY JERRY MANDERED. EXTREMELY JERRY MANDERED.>>JERRY MANDERRING IS SO