U.S. Supreme Court Declines GOP Appeal Over Changes To PA Congressional Map
Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court rejected an appeal made by Republican state legislators over the changes made this year to Pennsylvania’s congressional district map.
In January, the Pennsylvania state Supreme Court overturned the 2011 drawn map, deeming it unconstitutional and favoring Republicans. A new map was redrawn that was considered to be more competitive.
Under the previous map, Republicans held a majority of the Congressional seats in the state, while FiveThirtyEight currently projects the Democrats to make a couple seat gain in the election next week under the newly drawn map.
This latest appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was an effort for the court to “consider the matter before the 2020 election cycle,” according to WITF.
PoliticsPA dissected the differences between the old and new map in February.