NC Court Puts Candidate Filing for Congressional, Legislative Races on Hold

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The state Court of Appeals on Monday temporarily halted filing for U.S. House and legislative races as it weighs a legal challenge to new district maps adopted last month.

"By order of the court, the county boards may not file candidates for State House and State Senate until further notice," Cox wrote. "Likewise, the State Board may not file candidates for U.S. House until further notice."

Candidate filing runs through noon Dec. 17 for those races not affected by the Court of Appeals' stay, and the primaries are scheduled for March 8. But that latter date could change if the courts order a redraw of the U.S. House and General Assembly districts….Read entire article.