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Another gerrymandering fiasco


The results are in: the Republican-controlled state legislature handed in failing work on their assignment to produce a fair map of Pennsylvania's congressional districts.

The state Supreme Court told them their previous maps were unconstitutional, but Pennsylvania Republicans couldn't help themselves. Their new map is just as ridiculous as their old map.

And to make matters worse? Once again they did it behind closed doors with zero input from the public or their Democratic colleagues.

Typical.

Republican disregard for the rule of law is an infection from top to bottom, from Donald Trump to right here in Pennsylvania.

The Republican persistence in gerrymandering voting districts is an insult to democracy, to fairness, and to every person living in Pennsylvania.

We deserve better. That's why I wholeheartedly agree with Governor Tom Wolf's rejection of the map.

The process now goes on to the state Supreme Court. I will keep you posted as we move forward.

Mike

Posted on February 14, 2018.