Top State Democrats Want to Draw Their Own Congresssional District Map

February 13, 2018 - 9:26 am

Top Democratic state lawmakers say they want to work with Governor Tom Wolf in presenting a consensus Democratic plan of congressional districts to Supreme Court justices who are poised to impose new boundaries.

A redrawn map of Pennsylvania districts could boost Democrats nationally in their quest to take control of the U.S. House.

The Democratic-majority state Supreme Court threw out Pennsylvania's GOP-drawn congressional map because of partisan gerrymandering.

Justices have promised to produce a new map by Feb. 19 and could consider proposals by Wolf, lawmakers and other parties to the gerrymandering case.

Democrats have urged Wolf to reject the Republican map submitted to him last week.




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