Monday, January 22, 2018

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Bans Electoral Map

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A Pennsylvania court has thrown out its electoral map, saying it violates the state's constitution due to gerrymandering.

The state Supreme Court ruled 5-2 Monday that Republican-drawn districts gave them an unfair advantage, despite Pennsylvania being a swing state. It ordered the map be redrawn within three weeks.

The decision takes place ahead of midterm elections in November, giving Democrats a fighting chance in the state. Currently, Democrats are packed into five districts, and Republicans hold 12 of Pennsylvania's 18 seats.