Governor proposes revised congressional redistricting map to Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Tom Wolf proposed an alternative version of a congressional district map to replace the gerrymandered political boundaries struck down last month by the state Supreme Court.

The new proposal came late Thursday night after the Democratic governor vetoed a legislative submission from Republican leaders in the Senate.

The republican version was rejected as Republicans asked for guidance because while ordered to create a non partisan map no real guidance existed.

In its January decision, the Democrat-controlled court determined that the district map enacted by Republicans in 2011 “clearly, plainly ad palpably” violates the state constitution by favoring the GOP. The court’s ruling required that any revised map must consist of contiguous districts that do not divide counties, cities, municipalities or wards, except when needed to ensure that districts have equal populations.



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