Redistricting Could End Up in Hands of Citizen Commission


September 5, 2019

The bipartisan Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform Commission released a final report Aug. 29 with recommendations to improve the process of creating legislative district boundaries.

Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order last year creating the commission to explore ways Pennsylvania could curb gerrymandering and make redistricting fairer and nonpartisan.

Gerrymandering is the practice of drawing congressional district boundaries to benefit the incumbent or the party of the person already holding the office. This makes it harder for challengers from an opposing party to win an election in th...

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