John Davis is a big-wig Republican strategist who has insider access to everything happening with the new Republican majority in Raleigh. His for-profit "Political Report" got to release a "first peek" at NC House and Senate district maps, which caused some trouble for the Republicans holding the maps out of reach from their Democratic brethren.
Anyway, now John Davis is saying that eastern NC congressional districts may have to be redrawn because G.K. Butterfield's 1st Dist. map violates the federal Voting Rights Act.
Davis sez this "could be a blessing in disguise," to keep all the new maps out of years-long litigation ... which would mean that the next election could be conducted under the old maps ... not something any right-thinking Republican would welcome.