Today, Congresswoman Deborah Ross (NC-02) released the following statement on the North Carolina Supreme Court’s decision to allow partisan gerrymandering:

“Partisan gerrymandering serves one purpose: silencing the voices of voters for political gain. While I am not surprised this was the ruling made by the conservative justices on our Supreme Court, this decision is a shocking break from precedent and violation of our constitution that could destroy any chance we have for fair maps.

“We finally have a congressional map that reflects the ideological and racial diversity of our great state. This decision is a blatant attempt to reverse that progress and clear the path for Republicans’ extreme redistricting in advance of the 2024 election. North Carolina Democrats will fight this assault on our democracy every step of the way.”