PA redistricting

The US Supreme Court did not approve a Republican request to put a stay on the new congressional map.  Columns like this are spinning it as a win for Democrats but it’s really a win for fairness.   On a practical basis, it does help Democrats but that was not the purpose of the map.  The intent of the map was to draw representative congressional districts.

The Republicans were unwilling to produce a map that was fair to both parties so the State Supreme Court stepped in.  The new map is more favorable for Democrats than the old one but that’s because the old one was so pro-Republican.

I am sure Republicans will continue to protest, with Trump’s approval.  If the elections are held under the new map and it helps Democrats take the House, I expect Republicans to challenge the results.  Sad!

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