Gerrymandering

Gov. Tom Wolf recently put together a commission to see how to handle it moving forward, and they are currently getting feedback from folks about redistricting practices they would like to see put in place.
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Justin Udo
May 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Redistricting is a big concern for many voters in Pennsylvanians. In light of this, Gov. Tom Wolf recently put together a commission to see how to handle it moving forward, and they are currently getting feedback from folks about redistricting practices they would...
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In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington.
J. Scott Applewhite, File/AP Photo
March 25, 2019 - 10:14 am
By Mark Sherman and Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year, proponents of limiting partisan politics in the creation of electoral districts needed to win over Justice Anthony Kennedy. They couldn't. The issue is back before the Supreme Court again, with arguments on Tuesday...
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Dreamstime
January 04, 2019 - 8:31 pm
By Ariane de Vogue and Sophie Tatum (CNN) -- The Supreme Court has agreed to revisit two cases that could revolutionize how electoral maps are drawn. The cases concern how far states can go in drawing district lines for partisan gain. The justices have never established a standard to resolve...
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(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
November 17, 2018 - 5:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- With an election looming, courts earlier this year declared congressional districts in two states to be unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. One map was redrawn. The other was not. The sharply contrasting outcomes that resulted on Election Day in Pennsylvania and...
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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released new congressional district lines in February, replacing the old Republican-drawn maps in time for the state's May primary.
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Jim Melwert
November 06, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Tuesday marks the first general election under the new congressional maps in Pennsylvania, as earlier this year the state Supreme Court ruled the prior version was an unconstitutional gerrymander. The new map breaks congressional districts down generally by county...
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Eric Holder
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Cherri Gregg
October 12, 2018 - 9:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Former US Attorney General Eric Holder was in Philadelphia this week stumping for state Democratic candidates. He's the chair of a redistricting group working to redraw voting maps in several states. Pennsylvania is one of 12 states targeted by the National...
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U.S. Capitol
Tony Romeo
June 21, 2018 - 7:13 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The top Republicans in the Pennsylvania legislature are returning to the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of the state Supreme Court’s decision to impose a new map of congressional districts. But a spokesman for the House speaker said the petition is not intended to...
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Governor Wolf
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Mike DeNardo
March 26, 2018 - 5:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) — Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf wants to draw the line on gerrymandering by creating a bipartisan commission to devise future electoral maps. Governor Wolf wants an independent, bipartisan panel to redraw legislative lines. “This group would be responsible for...
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