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U.S. Supreme Court Halts Redrawing of North Carolina Voting Map

The U.S. Supreme Court building stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, April 7, 2017.
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The U.S. Supreme Court blocked a ruling that would force North Carolina to redraw its congressional voting map to give Republicans less of a partisan advantage.

The high court order Thursday keeps intact, for now, district lines that gave Republicans 10 of the 13 House seats in the 2016 election. The party got 53 percent of the overall congressional vote in North Carolina. Democrats say a fairer map would produce something closer to parity.