Why Pa. sends too many Republicans to Washington - and why that could change


Pennsylvania sends too many Republicans to Washington.

That’s not a partisan attack. It’s just math.

Of the 18 Pennsylvanian members of the House of Representatives, 13 are Republicans and 5 are Democrats. That split should be more like 11 to 7 or even 10 to 8 if the districts were drawn without attempts at favoring Republicans, according to recent expert analyses.


“All of these things tend to point in the same direction, so we think that presenting any of these pieces of evidence could be useful for a court,” said Ruth Greenwood, senior legal counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, which is bringing the Whitford case before the Supreme Court.

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