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Marcus votes against map which could save her campaign

Feb. 21. By Dave Vieser. NC Sen. Natasha Marcus (D-41), whose district includes Cornelius and Davidson, has voted against a new map devised by the GOP-led legislature which would have possibly saved her job. The new district outlined by the legislature removed the “double-bunking” which had been applied in the previous maps. They were rejected by the state Supreme Court.


Marcus chose to focus on the greater impact the new maps will have on voters across the state.

“It’s true that the remedial map fixed the double-bunk that had impacted me,” Marcus said. ”But the map does not respect the constitutional rights of voters, as recognized by the State Supreme Court.”

Primaries scheduled for May

She also noted that the new map split Huntersville and Cornelius, putting both into an Iredell-based district.

Marcus believes the court will reject the maps this week when a three-judge panel passes judgment as required by the Supreme Court.

Marcus wasn’t the only candidate unhappy with the maps. Both former Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla and former County Commissioner Karen Bentley told their followers they might drop out if the new maps stand.

Whether the maps survive the review by the three-panel trial court may also determine if the state primaries now scheduled for May take place on time.