Drawing a nonpartisan NC map

An annotated congressional district map drawing from an independent

North Carolina’s congressional districts have had perennial problems with gerrymandering by both parties. The last congressional district map, which I analyzed in this article, was only in place for a single cycle; North Carolina needs a new map. One has been passed by the legislature.

In what follows, I will step through my reasoning in drawing a North Carolina congressional district map without taking into account race or partisanship. This…