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Pennsylvania court draws congressional districts
The newly drawn map, the democratic party could boost to capture the quest to control the U.S. house; GOP lawmakers expected to challenge the display in federal court.
Pennsylvania Republicans, cheered on by President Trump, on Tuesday blasted to impose a court order, the new Congress-cards as a “power grab” by Democrats, and vowed to challenge the motion in the Federal court.
“This card sets a new standard for judicial activism,” Pennsylvania Republican party Chairman Val DiGiorgio said in a statement. “This power grab is an affront to the more than 200 years of precedent that nothing less than justice-mandering.”
The democratic majority of the state Supreme Court elected moved to 4-3 on Monday, the imposition of the new constituency map, seen as a boost for the Democrats.
The map of Pennsylvania’s districts of 18 congressional in force for the may 15 primary, and essential repairs to a Republican map drawn widely s regarded as one of the nation ‘, the most gerrymandered.
The revised congressional map submitted by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday.
(Pennsylvania Supreme Court)
The decision quickly drew national attention on Monday. And on Tuesday, President Trump state Republicans called for to overcome.
“I hope that the Republicans pushed in the Great state of Pennsylvania, and the challenge of the ‘new’ Congress-map, all the way to the Supreme court, if. Your Original was right!!!! Don’t let the Dems elections away from you, so that you can increase spend & money to waste!” he tweeted.
Hope that the Republicans in the Great state of Pennsylvania, the challenge of the new “pushed” Congress card, all the way to the Supreme court, if necessary. Your Original was right!!!! Don’t let the Dems elections away from you, so that you can increase taxes & money to waste!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2018
DiGiorgio said, “I expect that we will be challenging this in federal court.”
Further, the National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Matt Gorman said in a statement that “at the state and Federal level GOP officials to block sue in Federal court as soon as tomorrow,” in an attempt to the new card, claiming he has “created chaos, confusion and unnecessary costs.”
Pennsylvania’s current congressional map, drawn in the year 2011.
(Pennsylvania Supreme Court)
DiGiorgio also accused of seeking to cause the court to “chaos” by drawing residents into new districts and candidates from their old parts of town, while supposedly dilute GOP voters.
“The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, has resigned as a judge, the Executive and Legislative branches with the feet, which he said is based on the concept of the separation of powers and violates the Pennsylvania and U.S. Constitution,”.
Democrats have claimed that Republicans have been carefully districts drawing in favor of its own, especially in the Philadelphia suburbs.
There, Republicans, instead of sitting in bizarrely contorted districts, including one called “Goofy Kicking Donald Duck.”
The court ruled last month that the Republicans who redrew district boundaries in the year 2011 unconstitutional partisan political interests above the neutral line-drawing criteria. It was the first time that a state court threw out Congress in a partisan gerrymandering case, this brought of registered Democratic voters and the League of women voters last June.
The new card reunifies yourself Democratic-strong cities, which was divided from the Republican map drawers six years ago.
“It appeals to the outrageous gerrymander of 2011, and this is the most important thing is that the gerrymander to be over,” said David Landau, the Democratic party, President of Delaware County, the place of the “Donald Duck” – district. “All that zigging and zag is all gone, and the Delaware County makes it a competitive seat now.”
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court had to come forward on Monday with a redistricting map.
The Republicans won 13 of 18 congressional seats in the last three legislative periods, if the current, devalued, now, card effect.
Pennsylvania democratic Gov. Tom Wolf praised the court’s decision and said the residents are “sick and tired of gerrymandering.”
“Now, my focus is to ensure that the Department of State to support our counties and all of the candidates, the electoral process, in particular in the case of the petition period. My administration will work quickly to update Department of the State systems and ensure that all processes, candidate for Congress,” he said in a statement.
Fox News’ Bill Mears, Michelle Chavez and Eric stem, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.