House Democrats poised to gain two seats after court blesses redraw of North Carolina map

House Democrats poised to gain two seats after court blesses redraw of North Carolina map 1 (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Democrats are set to pick up two more House seats after a three-judge panel approved a new congressional map drawn by the North Carolina state legislature.

The state court ruling ends a lawsuit first launched by an outside Democratic group led by former Attorney General Eric Holder, who wants the Republicans in the state house defeated so the Democrats can take control of the redistricting process in 2021.