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New Pa Congressional Map

Pennsylvania’s highest court is breaking a partisan deadlock over a new map of congressional districts by selecting boundaries that broadly adhere to the current outlines of the state’s districts.

The Democratic majority state Supreme Court in a 4-3 decision picked a 17-district map that had been proposed by a group of Democratic-aligned voters who sued last year in an effort to get the court involved.

It’s unlikely to create a big shift in the makeup of the congressional delegation, as the state loses a seat because of sluggish population growth.

By one analysis, the map has eight Republican leaning districts, six Democratic-leaning districts and three closely divided districts.

Crispen Havener has the Details


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