Judges uphold North Carolina’s new congressional map in win for Republicans

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Reuters

By Joseph Ax (Reuters) -A panel of North Carolina judges upheld the state’s new congressional map on Tuesday, rejecting claims from Democratic voters and advocacy groups that the redrawn district lines illegally favor Republicans. The decision, which will be appealed, could have an outsized impact on the 2022 midterm elections in November, when control of the closely divided U.S. Congress will be at stake. The lawsuit, backed by Democratic and civil rights groups, had asserted that the new map ensures Republicans will win a majority of the state’s 14 congressional districts, even in elections …

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