- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Republican lawmakers in North Carolina have drawn a proposed congressional redistricting map that would put two incumbents in the same district and create a new Charlotte-area district without an incumbent.

The boundaries released Wednesday attempt to respond to a federal court ruling that struck down the 1st and 12th Districts. Republicans disagree with the ruling but created new lines to ensure they meet the judges’ order that a new map be drawn by Friday. The U.S. Supreme Court is weighing whether to stop that order.

Redistricting leader Rep. David Lewis says Republican U.S. Rep. George Holding of the 13th and Democratic Rep. David Price of the 4th would live in the same proposed district. The snake-like shape of the 12th District would be eliminated, replaced with a more compact district.

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