Oevised map likely to cause confusion
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iinda Finarelli’s Sept. 20 article on reapportionment was great in explaining what’s going on with the mA State eouse and Senate districts, but many rpper aublin voters may still have questions. qhe reason for uncertainty is the census necessitated change to congressional districts as well as mennsylvania legislative seats. qhere were three state maps to be re-drawn. While two of these have yet to be approved by the courts and so won’t result in change for 2012, one is set and the changes will be implemented in kovember. Although no one seems sure why the new congressional map was not challenged in court, it wasn’t, so the new boundaries stand. qhe problem is many people in ra still do not realize that their congressional district, and representative, is about to change.
qhere are three separate groups in ra, which adds to possible confusion. qhere are those who have been in the 13th with Congresswom- an Allyson Schwartz and will remain there EAmbler Borough is in this groupF; there are those in the northeast section of ra who have been with Bucks County in the 8th district, known as the dreenwood dashLdap or Murphy Margin, who will now move into the 13th; and lastly, there are those who have been with Schwartz in the 13th who will now join the 7th district, which was primarily in aelaware County but now meanders WKURXJK ELWV RI fiYH FRXQties. vou may remember 10 months ago when the 7th wDV QDPHG WKH fiIWK PRVW gerrymandered of all 435 Congressional districts in the r.S. eouse. nuite a distinction.
qwo questions remain to be answered: 1. eow to know which Congressional seat you are in? do to the ra aems website to plug in your precinct numbers and fiQG RXW yRXU OHJLVODWLYH GLVtricts. ra 2-1, 4-1, S-2, 7-1 and 7-2 are in the 7th and all other ra voters are in the 13th. qhere is also information at that site on candidates. 2. Why slice and dice ra and other communities and counties in such a way as to create ungovernable monstrosities? qo protect certain incumbent dOm congressmen who probably cannot win unless provided the huge advantage of a stacked deck. eow competent can a player be if he needs to start on third base in order to have a chance at scoring? Marjorie M. Berlinghof
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