Pennsylvania Supreme Court Adopts New Congressional Map
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopted a new congressional map for the next decade. The state court system took over congressional redistricting after Gov. Tom Wolf (D) vetoed a map passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature. After two cases were filed in trial court, the state Supreme Court took control of the process and weighed multiple map proposals put forth by involved parties.
Today, the court adopted a map put forward by the Carter petitioners, one of the groups that initially filed impasse litigation last December. The map divides the state into 17 districts after a district was lost following the 2020 census. The adopted map is predicted to create six Democratic-leaning seats, eight Republican-leaning seats and three competitive seats. In its order, the court also modified the candidate filing and qualification deadlines for the primary election, which is scheduled for May 17. The state’s legislative districts are currently being litigated.