Judges won't halt Wake County's legislative elections
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Some North Carolina judges have refused to delay state legislative elections in and around Raleigh scheduled for next month while litigation challenging several House districts continues.
The three-judge panel declined Friday to block the use of Wake County House districts redrawn over the past year by Republican legislators and federal courts.
The Superior Court judges said it was too late to step in because voters have already started casting absentee ballots for the May 8 primary.
But the judges also wrote it appeared that those who sued over the boundaries have demonstrated they're likely to prevail in court when the case is finished. That's good news for the state NAACP and other groups and people who argue the state constitution prevented lawmakers from changing four Wake County House districts.