SC House GOP agrees to redistricting redraw over lawsuit alleging racial gerrymandering
The South Carolina Capitol in Columbia, South Carolina. - Chris Boswell/Dreamstime/Dreamstime/TNS

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina House Republican leaders have agreed to adjust the boundaries of the controversial and contested state House map lawmakers adopted in December and will use in the 2022 election cycle, according to new court filings. The map changes come as the result of a settlement reached in a federal lawsuit brought last October on behalf of the South Carolina chapter of the NAACP that alleged the map intentionally discriminated against Black voters and diluted their voting power. The suit challenged 29 of the 124 recently adopted state House districts, as well as the redrawn...