Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature said today they will soon ask the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the imposition of new congressional district maps , two days after they were announced by the state’s highest court. GOP leaders say they will request an emergency stay of what they call a “completely partisan, ultimate gerrymander.” The challenge adds uncertainty as candidates are preparing to circulate nominating petitions to get their names on the May primary ballot. The Democratic majority on the state Supreme Court in January threw out a 2011 congressional district map that had been drafted by Republicans, saying it violated the state constitution’s guarantee of free and equal elections.

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