The decision by Gov. Tom Wolf makes it likely that the state supreme court will draft a map for the 2018 congressional elections, probably giving Democrats a good opportunity to pick up additional seats in the House of Representatives.
The Democratic voters who successfully challenged the state's congressional district map in state court called the Republicans' proposed replacement a "naked partisan gerrymander".
The state Supreme Court has thrown out the state's congressional map, due to partisan gerrymandering, and ruled that it must be redrawn with new district boundaries.
"Their map clearly seeks to benefit one political party, which is the essence of why the court found the current map to be unconstitutional", Wolf said, which is why he rejected it.
Top Senate GOP lawyer Drew Crompton maintained that the court forced Republicans to cut corners, because justices didn't issue their full opinion until three days before the maps were due.
Under the new Republican map, Trump won 12 - albeit a slightly different 12 - Clinton, six.
"Weatherly has a history of receiving help from whoever is there", Connors said while pointing out that Republicans like Barletta and state Rep. Doyle Heffley, and Democrats like Sen.
Pennsylvania's Republican-crafted 2011 map has resulted in a 13-to-5 Republican edge in Pennsylvania's congressional delegation for the past three elections. "I can recognize some districts being more competitive than less competitive, but that's as far as I know".
Gerrymandering is when political districts are drawn to benefit one political party over another.
"He does have some leverage and the leverage that the governor has is "hey if I don't approve this it does go to the Supreme Court" and they might come up with a resolution that's even worse for Republicans", said Borick.
Asked which districts might see the biggest changes in competitiveness, he named the Fifteenth and Seventh, now held by Republicans Charlie Dent and Pat Meehan, neither of whom is running for reelection.
"Over the past couple of weeks, citizens across Pennsylvania have spoken out for fair congressional maps, and they deserve better than an unfair status quo", Holder said in a statement.
Anticipating Wolf's reaction, Turzai held a news conference in the Capitol Monday in which he pre-emptively rejected claims ther map was purposely geared toward protecting the GOP.
"In addition, it's the lowest amount of splits among counties of any map since 1971 where we had to comply with one person, one vote", he said.
In fact the 6th District was cited in testimony before the supreme court by resident of Exeter Township in Berks County as an example of gerrymandering. If the deadlines aren't met, the court will draw its own map "based on the evidentiary record developed".
"There is not any standard in what the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said or anywhere in federal government, in any court ever, that says competitiveness is a standard", he said.
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