CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) - Democrat Alma Adams is returning to Congress for a second term to represent the radically redrawn 12th Congressional District.
Adams defeated Republican Leon Threatt to return to Washington to represent the new district that now covers most of Charlotte.
Adams was first elected in 2014 to represent a district that had been gerrymandered to represent a long, narrow district that stretched from Greensboro to Charlotte along Interstate 85. That district was declared unconstitutional by a federal court and resulted in the congressional district boundaries for the state having to be redrawn earlier this year.
The redrawn 12th District remains heavily Democratic, however.