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Pennsylvania Supreme Court chooses new congressional map

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has chosen a new House district map proposed by Democratic voters.

The new map is similar to the one drawn in 2018, with one less district, as Pennsylvania lost an electoral vote in the 2020 census, WGAL reported.

The 4-3 decision came after the voters sued in 2021, and Gov. Tom Wolf (D) rejected the GOP-drawn map in January

Petition gathering dates have changed for candidates but the primary dates remain the same after the court’s decision, according to the local outlet.

I’m pleased with the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s ruling on a congressional redistricting plan,” Wolf said in a tweet

“The ‘Carter Plan’ is a fair map that will result in a congressional delegation mirroring the people of Pennsylvania — without favoring one party,” he added.

When Wolf rejected the GOP-drawn map at the end of January, he said it “failed the test of fundamental fairness.”

Republicans blasted Wolf’s decision, saying it was made for partisan reasons and showed his unwillingness to work with Republicans. 

Wolf is not able to run for reelection in November due to term limits, leaving a highly contested gubernatorial race in the state.

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