Redistricting Information
Turzai, Scarnati Issue Statement PA Supreme Court’s Gerrymandered Congressional Map

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-28) issued the following statement after the PA Supreme Court issued its gerrymandered Congressional district map:

“Implementation of this map would create a constitutional crisis where the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is usurping the authority of the Legislative and Executive branches.  We anticipate further action in federal court.

“This entire exercise, while cloaked in ‘litigation,’ is and has been nothing more than the ultimate partisan gerrymander – one brought about by the Democrat Governor acting in concert with liberal politically-connected litigants.

“The League of Women Voters maintains that it filed this suit in order to take partisan politics out of the Congressional redistricting process. This map illustrates that the definition of fair is simply code for a desire to elect more Democrats.”

Rep. Mike Turzai, Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Sen. Joe Scarnati, Senate President Pro Tempore

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Map Submitted by House and Senate
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  • This map minimizes split counties and county segments, and minimizes the number of political subdivisions split.

  • Contains contiguous districts which are compact.

  • Includes only 15 split counties (13 less than the 2011 Plan).

  • Includes only 17 split municipalities (49 less than the 2011 Plan).

  • This map, for population equality purposes splits only one precinct per municipality for a total of 17, and represents a significant reduction from the 27 precincts split in the 2002 map and the 26 precincts split in the 2011 Plan.

  • In compliance with federal law with respect to population deviations, no district is over or underpopulated by more than one person.

  • The submitted map complies with the Voting Rights Act and the concerns recently expressed by the NAACP, and the First and Second Districts in this map are substantially similar in racial composition to the 2011 Plan’s First and Second Congressional districts.

  • The map does not pair any incumbent member of Congress seeking re-election in 2018 with any other incumbent member of Congress. This consideration, however, was subordinate to the districting principles as outlined in the Court’s order.

  • In order to avoid confusion among the general public, this map retains 68.8% of the populations of existing districts in the same districts, which will help to reduce overall voter confusion. This retention is nearly the same for districts represented by both Republican (68.3%) and Democratic (69.8%) Members of Congress.