Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature said Thursday they would not be able to meet a court-ordered deadline to hold a vote on a replacement map for the state’s congressional districts, but that they still hoped to develop a plan in the coming days.
Aides to the top-ranking GOP lawmakers, said they may send Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf a map by the deadline without a vote in either chamber, and then attempt to pass it as legislation in the following days. Ruling in a gerrymandering case, the five Democratic members of the state Supreme Court on Jan. 22 declared Pennsylvania’s 2011 congressional district map violated the state constitution by giving Republicans an unfair partisan advantage in campaigns.
Source: Local News