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Supreme Court keeps revised Pa. congressional map in place

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is keeping in place a revised map of Pennsylvania’s congressional districts, turning down a request from Republican leaders in the state Legislature.

The court’s order on Monday declining to put on hold the revised map comes as incumbents and potential challengers are circulating petitions to get on the May primary ballot.

The court is declining to halt a series of decisions by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that threw out a map Republicans drew up in 2011 and established a new map of the state’s 18 districts.

Pennsylvania’s map from 2011 is generally considered among the most gerrymandered in the country, and Democrats hope new district lines will boost their chances of reclaiming majority control of the U.S. House.

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