WENY News - Update: Democrats see partisanship in GOP Pennsylvania district

Update: Democrats see partisanship in GOP Pennsylvania district map

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UPDATE: Pennsylvania Democrats say a revised congressional district map being proposed by Republican leaders is too partisan, citing as evidence the results of the 2016 presidential campaign.
A spokesman for state House Democrats says their analysis of the GOP map indicates Republican President Donald Trump would have collected more votes in 13 districts, one more than he actually won.
The Legislature's two top-ranking Republicans unveiled their proposed map late Friday, three weeks after the five Democrats on the state Supreme Court declared the existing 18-district map unconstitutional.
A Republican aide involved in developing the map says voter performance wasn't considered for any candidate.
Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania by less than 1 percentage point.
The Republican leaders' proposal is being reviewed by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.


HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on Republican legislative leaders producing new proposed congressional district map (all times local):
7:50 p.m.
A map of Pennsylvania congressional districts drawn up by Republican legislative leaders is in the hands of the Democratic governor, who'll determine if he supports using it to replace the map thrown out last month.
The proposal released late Friday by House Speaker Mike Turzai and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati splits far fewer municipalities and keeps nearly 70 percent of state residents in their old districts.
The plan is in response to an order by the state Supreme Court that gave the General Assembly three weeks to provide Wolf with a replacement.
Wolf says he'll review the proposed map. He has until Thursday to let the high court know if he supports it.
If not, the court says it will develop its own.
The GOP-drawn map passed in 2011 has been a political winner for Republicans, giving them a 13-5 advantage in three straight elections in a state with more registered Democrats than Republicans.

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