Pennsylvania's Democratic governor rejects Republican legislature's redrawn congressional maps for being too partisan

Tom Wolf.
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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) rejected the Republican legislature's redrawn congressional district maps on Tuesday, saying "the map submitted to my office by Republican leaders is still a gerrymander." The move follows the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's order in late January for all 18 of the state's districts to be redrawn before the 2018 election after finding gerrymandering that "plainly and palpably" benefited the GOP. Wolf said the Republican legislature's attempt at a map kept 70 percent of the districts the court had found unconstitutional, The Morning Call adds.

"Barring some kind of 11th-hour agreement at the Capitol, the court has declared its intent to impose a new set of congressional maps by next Monday for use in the primary," reports PennLive. "There is still a narrow window for direct negotiations between Wolf and legislative leaders."

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