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>> This legislation.>> Judges in North Carolina struck down a redistricting map created by Republicans, concluding that it was drawn unfairly to favor their party and weaken the impact of votes for rival Democrats. And while this is a state issue, it has national implications. Reuters Correspondent, Jon Herskovitz.
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>> What this means for the national election is that new maps are supposed to be in place by the time North Carolinians vote in general elections later this year. This can mean one or two or even more seats would flip in the state, which could affect the overall balance in the US House of Representatives, with Democrats trying to regain the majority there.
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>> In all, Democrats hope to pick up 23 Congressional seats nationwide, an outcome that could impede on President Trump's agenda. Republicans in 2016 won 10 of the 13 North Carolina house districts, 77% of them, despite getting just 53% of the statewide vote.>> That's right.>> That's right.
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>> The new ruling throws the immediate future into doubt, giving parties until Thursday to offer recommendations to fix the problem.>> What happens next is difficult to say. Because the court recommended a few options, including holding primary elections in November and a general election in January before the US Congress is seated.
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>> That scenario suggests it could all come down to North Carolina if the battle to control the House is as close as some anticipate.