NC lawmakers to vote on delaying primaries again due to legal challenges
State Senate Republicans plan on Wednesday to postpone the state’ s primary elections to June 7, citing ongoing litigation of the newly enacted redistricting maps. - Dreamstime/Dreamstime/TNS

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Senate Republicans plan on Wednesday to postpone the state’s primary elections to June 7, citing ongoing litigation of the newly enacted redistricting maps. The state Supreme Court scheduled arguments in the redistricting case for Feb. 2. The court in December pushed back the primary from its original March 8 date to May 17 as part of an expedited hearing schedule for challenges to the redrawn maps. But state Sen. Ralph Hise, a top Republican, said the current schedule “is an extremely short time frame that will cause unnecessary confusion and chaos” in a stateme...