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State Supreme Court Tosses Redistricting Plan

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices tossed out the highly controversial re-districting plan with a 4 to 3 vote Wednesday.
Harrisburg, Dauphin County -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices tossed out the highly controversial re-districting plan with a 4 to 3 vote Wednesday.

At first glance, political analysts late last year called Pennsylavnia's re-drawnlegislative districts the worst gerrymandering and slicing and dicing they had seen. David Sosar said, "This has been bad... and "gerrymandering" to a degree is played on into the equation, but not what you see in this particular case."

Democrat state house and senate members early on accused the in-charge Republicans of carving out safety nets for incumbents. Representative Eddie Day Pashinski said the redistricting commission pulled a fast one after negotiations.

"The negotiations that went on all summer into the fall and the maps that were seen and worked on, 20 minutes before the ending of the last meeting, a new map was submitted and that's why this process was tainted," he told Eyewitness News.

Politicos call the Supreme Court's move highly unusual. Justices wrote they'll soon specifically detail what was wrong with the plan. "The court has spoken and now it's a re-do. And how fast they'll be able to re-do, I don't know at this point," added Sosar.


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