A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that states must draw district lines to equalize the population within the districts, rejecting the plaintiffs’ argument that redistricting should equalize actual voters. In making the Evenwel v. Abbott ruling, the Court refused to give Texas the ability to choose between the two standards, as the state had requested. Drawing districts based on the number of actual voters would almost certainly result in more Republican-friendly districts.

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