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Wed Apr 11, 2018, 03:56 PM

GOP lawmakers booed for gutting a bill creating 'independent' commission to draw Pennsylvania's.maps

Before a packed, jeering audience, a Republican-led state House panel on Wednesday gutted a bill that would have created an independent commission to draw Pennsylvania’s congressional and legislative maps.

The change, spearheaded by Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, would keep mapmaking power with lawmakers appointed from within the Legislature It would strip the state Supreme Court and governor of their respective authority over the maps’ approvals — powers that led the Supreme Court to toss the congressional map this year and draw up its own.


http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-nws-fair-congress-map-metcalfe-20180411-story.html

Every rethug on the state government voted for this and it was passed without debate or comment allowed. It sprung on the committee at 1050am and voted on by 11am. These gop bastards are fascists.

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Reply GOP lawmakers booed for gutting a bill creating 'independent' commission to draw Pennsylvania's.maps (Original post)
bronxiteforever Apr 2018 OP
AJT Apr 2018 #1
bronxiteforever Apr 2018 #4
FakeNoose Apr 2018 #2
bronxiteforever Apr 2018 #3
Eliot Rosewater Apr 2018 #5
bronxiteforever Apr 2018 #6

Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2018, 04:00 PM

1. A page out of the WI GOP playbook.

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Response to AJT (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 11, 2018, 04:13 PM

4. Unfortunately yes.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2018, 04:05 PM

2. Every PA legislator who votes FOR this bill

... should be voted out of office... immediately!



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 11, 2018, 04:12 PM

3. +10000000

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2018, 04:17 PM

5. This is simply WAR on our democracy. We simply must NOT allow it

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 11, 2018, 04:20 PM

6. Yes it is.

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