Interactive Map: GOP Proposal For New PA Congressional Map Sparks Debate About Fairness, Partisanship


The proposed congressional district map from Pennsylvania GOP leaders seems to meet some of the key criteria laid out by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  It’s geographically more compact and divides significantly fewer counties and municipalities than the 2011 map. It also adheres to the Voting Rights Act and preserves the state’s two minority-majority congressional districts.

But some political analysts have raised red flags about partisanship within the proposed map.

The court ordered the state legislature to draw a new map after it ruled the current version an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander last month.

See interactive map here.