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North Carolina House approves county’s redrawn districts

Several North Carolina House districts in and around Raleigh will have new boundaries soon after rare bipartisan votes to support a redistricting plan.

The House voted 110-6 on Wednesday for a map of districts for Wake County's House seats that would be used for 2020 elections only. Since tradition directs one General Assembly chamber accept the other chamber's district proposals, the measure should soon pass the Senate and become law.

The lines were redrawn because state judges ordered new Wake lines by the end of June after ruling Republicans in 2017 impermissibly redrew four districts that hadn't been struck down in previous litigation. Wednesday's replacement lines are identical to a third-party expert's recommendations to federal judges in late 2017.

Democrats now hold all 11 Wake seats.

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