Justices skeptical of elections case that could alter voting

  • North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein speaks in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, as the Court heard arguments on a new elections case that could dramatically alter voting in 2024 and beyond. The case is from highly competitive North Carolina, where Republican efforts to draw congressional districts heavily in their favor were blocked by a Democratic majority on the state Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

  • Michael Martin of Springfield, Va., with UpVote Virginia, holds a sign that reads “End Gerrymandering Again!” and speaks with Nadine Seiler of Waldorf, Md., in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

  • Nadine Seiler of Waldorf, Md., holds a sign that reads “SCOTUS is Illegitimate” in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, as the Court heard arguments on a new elections case that could dramatically alter voting in 2024 and beyond. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed skeptical of making a broad ruling that would leave state legislatures virtually unchecked in making rules for congressional and presidential elections.