New York's high court orders new congressional districts, potentially flipping US House

Districts drawn by a court-appointed special master in 2022 led to Republicans flipping four House seats

Dog at New York polling station
Dog at New York polling station
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The New York State Court of Appeals ordered new congressional maps on Tuesday, giving the Democratic-dominated state Legislature a shot to approve districts more favorable to Democrats for the 2024 elections. If Democrats flip back the four seats they lost to Republicans in the 2022 election, it could help them win control of the House.

The high court's 4-3 opinion said the map drawn by a court-appointed special master in 2022 was meant to be temporary and the state's voter-approved independent redistricting panel should be given another chance to draw the congressional districts. 

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