Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Statement on New Congressional Map Staying in Place
March 19, 2018
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on both the U.S. Supreme Court and a federal district court allowing the new congressional map to stay in place in Pennsylvania for the 2018 election:
“I applaud these decisions that will allow the upcoming election to move forward with the new and fair congressional maps. The people of Pennsylvania are tired of gerrymandering and the new map corrects past mistakes that created unfair Congressional Districts and attempted to diminish the impact of citizens’ votes.
“I want to thank every citizen who spoke out in favor of fair maps and against partisan gerrymandering. Now, Pennsylvania must move forward and work together to enact nonpartisan redistricting reforms.
“The Department of State has been working proactively to oversee an orderly transition to the new congressional map and will continue to assist counties, voters, and candidates through this process to ensure we have a smooth election in May.”