Re­dis­trict­ing rul­ing urged

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - - Local News -

the coun­try. They twist and turn in odd shapes drawn to ei­ther in­clude or ex­clude vot­ers depend­ing on their regis­tra­tion in a prac­tice known as “pack­ing” and “crack­ing” that in­ten­tion­ally di­lutes vot­ing power of the mi­nor­ity party.

Repub­li­cans hold 13 of the state’s 18 con­gres­sional seats even though they re­ceived just 54 per­cent of the to­tal votes cast for con­gres­sional can­di­dates in the last elec­tion.

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