(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Tuesday, North Carolina’s GOP-dominated state Supreme Court heard initial arguments in the case about the previous Democratic majority rejecting the redrawn map proposed by Republican legislators two years earlier.

According to a Politico report, this case is the first one in a series of cases aiming to help the GOP increase its five-seat majority in the lower chamber of Congress. According to some predictions if the GOP-leaning Court accepts the redrawn map then the Republicans could win as many as four extra seats in the next election. However, this is not the only litigation across the country that could help increase the number of GOP victories.

Marina Jenkins, the executive director of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee noted that the “cumulative effect” of all the litigations is going to be significantly important in the 2024 elections.

However, Rep. Richard Hudson, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, stated that the changes would lead to “fair and legal maps” whereas the “current map is a partisan gerrymander.” He added that these fairer maps could also lead to “more Republican representatives.”

Adam Kincaid, the leader of the National Republican Redistricting Trust, further claimed that “the liberal majorities on the Ohio and North Carolina supreme courts overreached” which was why voters then elected conservative majorities.

Another key question in this state case though is to consider what the Supreme Court would do. In March, the Supreme Court directed parties in the federal case to submit their briefs for this case to the justices. This could mean that the case might end up being dismissed.

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