Judicial redistricting proposal was discussed in state House committee meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 in Raleigh.
Judicial redistricting proposal was discussed in state House committee meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 in Raleigh. N&O file photo
Judicial redistricting proposal was discussed in state House committee meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 in Raleigh. N&O file photo

How much power should rural voters have in electing NC judges?

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