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GOP Loses Last-Ditch Bids to Block Pennsylvania Voting Map

  • Two courts leave Democratic-friendly congressional map intact
  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects Republicans, with no public dissent
The U.S. Supreme Court building stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, April 7, 2017.
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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Republicans lost two last-ditch court challenges to a new Pennsylvania congressional voting map, ensuring that Democrats will get to run in more favorable districts in the state as they try to take the U.S. House in November.

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Pennsylvania Republicans on Monday, refusing to reinstate a GOP-drawn map that gave the party 13 of the state’s 18 congressional seats in the last three general elections. A three-judge federal court threw out a separate Republican lawsuit earlier in the day.