Trump: Making Gerrymandered Districts More Competitive Is Unfair

President Trump decried the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to redraw their election map as unfair to the GOP.

After Pennsylvania's Supreme Court ruled the state's Republican-drawn election map unconstitutional, Republican lawmakers redrew the districts and submitted their new map for approval. But the new one was no better than first, and so the court imposed its own map.

President Donald Trump opted to weigh in on the issue Saturday, tweeting,

Democrat judges have totally redrawn election lines in the great State of Pennsylvania. @FoxNews. This is very unfair to Republicans and to our country as a whole. Must be appealed to the United States Supreme Court ASAP!

But Trump appears uninformed as to just how gerrymandered the Pennsylvania map was -- as the New Civil Rights Movement notes, Republicans had a significant advantage:

How gerrymandered is the map? Pennsylvania is about 50-50 Democrats and Republicans. In 2016 Pennsylvania Republicans in the House won about 54% of the vote but more than 72% of the House seats.

The president also seemed unaware that Pennsylvania Republicans have appealed to the Supreme Court for assistance:

Early this month Pennsylvania Republicans did ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block their state's Supreme Court ruling ordering a redrawing of the congressional districts, knowing if they do so fairly Republicans will lose several seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito denied their request, and even so, this past Thursday Republicans filed another request for SCOTUS to block the ruling.

Further, some Republicans are working to begin impeachment proceedings against the five Democratic justices who voted down the original map.

Republicans, including the president, have good reason to fear a more fair election map in Pennsylvania - some estimates indicate Democrats could pick up as many as six seats if the new map remains in place.

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