Pennsylvania Must Redraw Its Congressional Districts In 10 Days

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SCOTUS has decided not to block a state ruling requiring Pennsylvania to immediately redraw its Congressional districts.

The Supreme Court has decided not to block a state ruling requiring Pennsylvania to immediately redraw its Congressional districts. Pennsylvania now has 10 days to redraw its congressional districts.

Pennsylvania's state Supreme Court had previously ruled those 18 Congressional districts – drawn by a Republican legislature and signed by a Republican governor in 2011 – were overly partisan and violated the state's constitution.

State Democrats are looking to pick up around five Congressional seats after redistricting.

"I think a fair map in Pennsylvania can give Democrats an opportunity to win up to five seats in Pennsylvania," Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez told NPR last week.

If Gov. Tom Wolf (D) and the Republican legislature cannot reach a decision on redistricting, then the state's Supreme Court will impose its own redistricting scheme.

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