The North Carolina Court of Appeals has temporarily suspended candidate filing for U.S House of Representatives, N.C. Senate and N.C. House contests.
Monday morning, it issued the order that prevents boards of elections from filing candidates for the offices until further notice. This is in response to lawsuits alleging that the Republican-led general assembly engaged in gerrymandering.
Filing is continuing for all other contests as scheduled.
“This is a temporary stay to permit the parties to submit arguments to the Court of Appeals” according to a press release. “The court then will decide whether to continue the suspension or lift it.”
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