Pennsylvania court: congressional map is unconstitutionally gerrymandered

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 22, 2018 2:01 PM

(Reuters) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday threw out the state's congressional map as unconstitutionally gerrymandered and gave lawmakers until Feb. 9 to redraw the boundaries, a decision that could have major ramifications for the 2018 midterm elections.

Democrats, who hold only five of the state's 18 seats despite its status as a closely divided swing state, would likely have a much better opportunity to pick up several seats in their quest to retake control of the U.S. House of Representatives from Republicans.

(Reporting by Joseph Ax in New York; Editing by Richard Chang)