Redistricting Map Subject of Federal Court Hearing

The ongoing quest by Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers to get the new redistricting map thrown out will play out in a Federal courtroom Friday in Harrisburg.

The GOP elected officials will ask a panel of judges to restore the map that was in place before the Pa. Supreme Court replaced it in February with its own map. The map, according to Republican lawmakers favors Democrats. However, Democratic lawmakers, including Governor Wolf say, the map that Republicans want restored overwhelmingly favored Republican candidates in the state for years. The case is also being taken up by the U.S Supreme Court. The 2018 primary elections are set for May 15th. Political pundits throughout the state believe the primary election date should be changed to June 15th to give candidates and voters time to adjust to the new map.