Pennsylvania high court picks new map of US House districts

Written by on February 23, 2022

Pennsylvania high court picks new map of US House districts

By The Associated Press
February 23, 2022

Pennsylvania’s highest court broke a partisan deadlock Wednesday over a new map of congressional districts by selecting new boundaries that broadly adhere to the current outlines, even as the state loses a seat because of sluggish population growth.

The Democratic-majority state Supreme Court in a 4-3 decision picked a 17-district map that had been proposed by a group of Democratic-aligned voters who sued last year in an effort to get the court involved.

It’s unlikely to create a big shift in the makeup of the congressional delegation, as the state loses a seat because of sluggish population growth. By one analysis, the map has eight Republican-leaning districts, six Democratic-leaning districts and three closely divided districts.

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