Pennsylvania Congressional Partisan Gerrymandering (2011 Map)
League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Pennsylvania
Lawsuit filed by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania against the Pennsylvania challenging the state’s 2011 congressional map for being an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. The GOP-led Pennsylvania legislature redrew the map following the release of the 2010 Census data so that 13 of the 18 districts were solid Republican districts, despite the statewide vote evenly splitting 50/50 between parties in presidential, senatorial and gubernatorial elections. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court found the map deprived voters of their right to a free and fair election guaranteed by the Pennsylvania Constitution and released a new congressional map to be used for the 2018 elections. The U.S. Supreme Court denied state legislators’ petition appealing the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s new map.