Court decision extends legal battle over gerrymandering

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June 18, 2018 - 11:00 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats hoped a Wisconsin case would be the vehicle the U.S. Supreme Court would use to strike down highly partisan gerrymandering of electoral maps.

When those hopes fizzled Monday, attention turned to North Carolina. A case challenging that battleground state’s congressional districts appears to offer stronger evidence of harm.

At issue is whether opponents can identify specific voters who say they have been hurt by gerrymandering — the process of a political party drawing state legislative and congressional maps to maintain or expand their hold on power.

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