The NC House overwhelmingly passed (115-5) this new map for its own House districts after six Democratic amendments were adopted last night. It's likely to stand as the final version once the Senate votes on it.
The new districts, while expected to produce a Republican majority, would make it more difficult for the GOP to achieve a supermajority or 72 seats in the House.
“I will reemphasize nobody came out of this happy,” said Rep. Robert Reives of Chatham County, the Democratic leader. “Nobody came out of this jumping for joy and figuring, ‘we won, we won.’ What we were happy about was that we came to an agreement that both of us could live with.”
Most of Watauga remains in the 93rd House Dist. but loses two precincts (Blue Ridge and Elk) to Caldwell's 87th. Allegheny County has been added to Watauga and Ashe.