Tag Archives: redistricting

Election Surprises Brewing in Central PA?

It’s probably been decades since Democrats held any of the 20-plus state House seats in south central PA other than the 3 that are based in the cities of Harrisburg, Lancaster and York. (One exception that I know of: Jeff … More after the jump

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Hail Amanda Holt!

Melissa Daniels reports that Lehigh County piano teacher Amanda Holt is once again leading the charge to get the gerrymandered Republican maps thrown out: Absolutely necessary, in the eyes of the LRC, meant 68 municipal splits in the House map … More after the jump

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Amanda Holt’s Map Should Be the New Baseline for Redistricting

Greg sends along this letter the attorneys representing the lead plaintiffs in the successful redistricting appeal sent to the Legislative Reapportionment Commission . They *selflessly* offer their services in drafting new maps more in line with Amanda Holt’s plan.

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Why Oh Why Can’t We Have a Better PA Democratic Party?

John Micek points out that our Democratic leaders suck at politics:

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Will the PA Supreme Court Deadlock On Redistricting Without Orie?

If Supreme Court justice Jane Orie recuses herself from voting on the Republicans’ redistricting map (which would be very appropriate given that she’d be judging her sister’s district) Eric Boehm says the Court will be split between 3 Republicans and 3 Democrats:

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Jimmie Moore: Bob Brady is the “Honorary Chairman of the PA Republican Party”

Ooh burn! In an open letter Friday, Bob Brady’s primary challenger zinged the Congressman and Philadelphia Democratic Committee Chairman for his support of the Republican-drawn congressional map. Jimmie Moore, an attorney and recently retired judge, is running a grassroots campaign … More after the jump

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Following Redistricting Uproar, Harrisburg Will Probably Ignore Calls for Change

People are pissed about the new, unrecognizable Congressional maps, but politicians in Harrisburg have seen this before and are confident we’ll all forget their misdeeds by election time. The new map for the 2012 congressional elections , called “the worst … More after the jump

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Corbett Signs Redistricting Plan Into Law

It’s official – Harrisburg politicians betrayed their constituents once again by creating new, terrible congressional districts. How many times do we let this happen before we kick the bums out? Governor Corbett has signed off on a plan that will … More after the jump

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36 House Democrats Need a Primary

People disagree about what all a political party is supposed to do, but at base, there is one core goal that binds all of its members together: electing members of the party to public office.

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Harrisburg Democrats Selling Out, Whipping Votes for GOP’s Gerrymandered Map

House Republicans do not have the votes to pass their own partisan map. So why are Democrats helping them? Tell your Reps and Senators NOT to pass this map!

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