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Editorial | States should follow Pennsylvania’s lead in pursuit of curbing gerrymandering

By The Pitt News Editorial Board July 10, 2019
Since individual states hold all the power to curb gerrymandering, they need to follow in Pennsylvania's footsteps and prioritize making their maps as fair as possible.
Erik Thiessen, a member of Fair Districts PA, speaks about the impact of gerrymandering on voters at Tuesday afternoon’s “Let’s Talk Gerrymandering” event. (Photo by Knox Coulter | Staff Photographer)

Redistricting advocates unpack gerrymandering

By Remy Samuels, Staff Writer October 3, 2018
Erik Thiessen, member of Fair Districts PA, spoke at an event yesterday discussing gerrymandering and how it impacts voters.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court redrew the state’s congressional maps after finding the GOP-drawn map unconstitutional. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Editorial: Despite new district map, parties still responsible for success

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 21, 2018

The Supreme Court released a new Pennsylvania Congressional District map Monday, redrawn to correct the state’s 2011 Republican-drawn version of the map, which the Supreme Court ruled as being an “unconstitutional...

Map of Pennsylvania’s current congressional districts . (Photo via United States Census Bureau)

Editorial: State gerrymandering decision needs action now

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 24, 2018

As midterm elections loom and Pennsylvanians prepare to deliver their opinion on President Donald Trump’s first two years in office, the Commonwealth’s Supreme Court added to the drama Monday when...

(Illustration by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

Editorial: Now’s the time for redistricting reform

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 1, 2017

After nearly six years, Pennsylvania residents dissatisfied with the current scheme of representation for the commonwealth in the House may finally get some relief. A lawsuit from the League of Women...

Sue Brougton speaks to a crowd at the Rodef Shalom Auditorium in Shadyside about gerrymanding. Stephen Caruso | Assistant Visual Editor

Pittsburghers talk gerrymandering

Sue Broughton likes squiggles. And as a speaker for Fair Districts PA, she gets to show concerned voters a lot of them. Fair Districts PA, is a non-partisan activist group against gerrymandering —...

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