Pennsylvania Supreme Court throws out congressional map, backing Democrats who argued districts were gerrymandered

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 will have major ramifications for the 2018 midterm elections.

Under a new map, Democrats, who hold only five of the state's 18 congressional districts 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...

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