HARRISBURG — When the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned the state’s last congressional map, it blasted away heavily gerrymandered districts and replaced them with more balanced ones for this year’s election.
But larger questions about whether and how to reform the redistricting process in the long term were left to the legislature.
“We haven’t succeeded in further removing what got us in trouble in the first place, which is partisan self-interest,” said David Thornburgh, head of the Committee of Seventy. The Philadelphia-based good-government group is part of a coalition advocating for fairer maps. “We may have better maps but we haven’t fixed the process.”
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