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Republican State Senators Dan Soucek, left, and Brent Jackson reviewed historical maps of North Carolina’s congressional districts in February 2016. (Photo by Corey Lowenstein/The News & Observer, via Associated Press)

Sometimes democracy works the way it’s supposed to. A panel of federal judges struck down North Carolina’s congressional map this afternoon, calling it “unconstitutionally gerrymandered and demanding that the Republican-controlled General Assembly redraw district lines before this year’s midterm elections”.

The non-partisan Brennan Center’s Michael Li breaks down this ruling and what it means in a tweet thread:

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