Republicans celebrate redistricting court cases as key to expanding House majority

WEST SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia — Once considered Democrats’ best chance to flip the House in their favor next year, redistricting cases across the country are now being championed by Republican leaders as their strongest weapon to grow their slim majority. 

At least five states have undergone congressional map changes due to court rulings or litigation following the 2022 midterm elections, setting the stage for a vastly different battleground heading into November. Democrats initially viewed those court challenges as an opportunity to alter congressional boundaries in their favor to chip away at Republicans’ historically small margins. 

But as those cases get resolved, the landscape has not done much to alter the playing field — and Republican leaders are framing those decisions as a victory. 

“A lot of people thought the Republicans would be behind, but it’s actually been a
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