A majority of Americans haven’t heard about redistricting in their state | The Numbers Racket

BY: - March 7, 2022

A survey by the Pew Research Center found that 85 percent of Americans said they have heard a little or nothing at all about legislative redistricting in their state.

State Supreme Court arguments in Pa.’s congressional redistricting case begin today. Here’s what to know

BY: - February 18, 2022

The state’s highest court stepped in to direct the redistricting process after a deadlock between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who vetoed a map the Republican-controlled Legislature sent to his desk.

Redistricting reform advocates want to end prison-based gerrymandering. Experts say it’s possible

BY: - August 8, 2021

Prison-based gerrymandering can inflate population data with individuals who don’t necessarily live in a voting district full-time.

McClinton calls for safeguards against prison gerrymandering in Pa. legislative maps

BY: - May 26, 2021

(*This story was updated at 9:10 p.m. on Wednesday 5/26/21 to include comment from House Republicans, and to reflect that G. Reynolds Clark no longer works at the University of Pittsburgh and that Robert Byer did not donate to President Donald Trump.) Potentially upsetting decades of precedent that has aided rural, white Pennsylvanians at the […]

Answering calls for transparency, Senate committee holds first public hearing on redistricting

BY: - May 26, 2021

After the first public hearing on congressional redistricting, Sen. David Argall, R-Schuylkill, said he felt like a student again.

Census data kicks off partisan brawl in statehouses over U.S. House seats

BY: - April 28, 2021

States key to Biden’s victory, such as Pennsylvania and Michigan, are set to lose congressional districts, while Colorado, which also backed Biden, will pick up another seat.

Former Gov.’s son tours Pa. in VW van to raise redistricting awareness

BY: - April 5, 2021

David Thornburgh, president of the Philadelphia good government group Committee of Seventy, will be driving across the state in his freshly painted red, white and blue Volkswagen bus in the coming weeks to encourage people to engage in the once a decade redistricting process.

Four of Pennsylvania’s legislative redistricting commissioners are confirmed. The fifth will decide who wins and loses

BY: - March 16, 2021

The Pennsylvania House and Senate okayed the start of legislative redistricting this week, sparking a six-week-long race to find a tie-breaking voice agreeable to Democrats and Republicans.

Redistricting, explained: What it is, how it works, and how Pa. politicians get to draw their own maps

BY: - March 14, 2021

It’s a year ending in one, so politicians across America are once again busting out their sharpies and spreadsheets to divide up voters in the once-a-decade redrawing of Pennsylvania’s congressional and legislative boundaries.

CapStar Q+A: Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton on bipartisanship, redistricting

BY: - December 27, 2020

Even if lawmakers are out of town, Harrisburg has stayed busy since the election. The 2020 election has been relitigated, a budget passed, and new leaders picked. Among the new faces set to drive the action is House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Philadelphia. She was elected as leader of the House Democrats to replace former […]

In first hearing in 3 years, activists agree Pa. redistricting needs a fix. They disagree on how to get there

BY: - September 18, 2019

A standing-room-only session revealed differences over the fine details of a plan to draw non-partisan maps that everyone agrees are fair.

Appointees, not lawmakers, should draw Pennsylvania’s political districts, Wolf-convened panel recommends

BY: - August 30, 2019

Pennsylvania’s state legislative and congressional districts should be drawn by an 11-member commission of gubernatorial and General Assembly appointees — not by lawmakers — come 2021, a panel convened by Gov. Tom Wolf recommended Thursday.  The plan was crafted over six months with online and in-person input from more than 1,000 individuals, including those who […]