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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:29 PM

Pennsylvania Governor Rejects GOP Gerrymander, Setting Up Likely Democratic Gains in Congress




Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor has rejected a congressional map proposed by top Republicans in the state legislature to replace a heavily gerrymandered map struck down in court, calling the new map a partisan gerrymander intended to maintain Republicans’ advantage. The decision by Gov. Tom Wolf makes it likely that the state supreme court will draft a map for the 2018 congressional elections, probably giving Democrats a good opportunity to pick up additional seats in the House of Representatives.

“The analysis by my team shows that, like the 2011 map, the map submitted to my office by Republican leaders is still a gerrymander,” Wolf said in a statement Tuesday. “Their map clearly seeks to benefit one political party, which is the essence of why the court found the current map to be unconstitutional.”


https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/02/pennsylvania-governor-rejects-gop-gerrymander-setting-up-likely-democratic-gains-in-congress/

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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:49 PM

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