While it might be a little bit more complex than ordinary drawings in Dave’s Redistricting App, it’s still fairly easy to use the 2018 ACS estimates.
Although it is much harder to create a Democratic gerrymander than a Republican one, it’s not impossible – and this one would elect, at minimum, 9 Democrats in a 14-member map.
Despite the recent redraw of North Carolina’s congressional maps, the state remains gerrymandered to a degree and the maps will again have to be redrawn in a few years. Using the 2016 Voting District lines from Dave’s Redistricting App, I’ve drawn a map that could be used as a baseline for the 2022 redraw.
While this 9-5 GOP/Dem map appears fairly compact and city splits are kept to a minimum, every decision here favors Republicans.