President Donald Trump holds up a list of his administrations accomplishments while speaking at a Republican fundraiser at the Carmel Country Club in in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump says North Carolina redistricting ruling 'unfair'

August 31, 2018 - 9:49 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump says the prospect of North Carolina drawing new congressional districts just weeks before the November midterm elections is "unfair."

A panel of federal judges this week struck down the state's congressional map, saying Republican state legislators went too far in using political data to preserve GOP-held seats. The judges raised the possibility of drawing new districts by mid-September so they can be used in the Nov. 6 elections, or at least before the new Congress is seated in January.

Republicans are objecting to the plan, which comes as the party — and Trump — fight to defend the GOP House majority.

Trump addressed the redistricting issue during a fundraising appearance in Charlotte for a pair of GOP congressional candidates.