New York court delivers Dem win in redistricting fight

The decision could swing the balance of power in the U.S. House of Representatives, though Republicans intend to appeal it.
The Capitol Dome and East Front of the of the House of Representatives is seen in Washington, Wednesday, April 19, 2023. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

A New York appellate court has ordered the state’s independent redistricting commission to redraw U.S. House district lines, a decision that could swing the balance of power toward Democrats in U.S. national elections just over a year away.

The court on Thursday sided with Democrats, who sued last year to force the commission to finish its work in drawing district lines after a special master drew boundaries in place for the 2022 elections.

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