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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #25)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 02:41 PM

39. That was Sestak's district

before he decided to run for Senate in 2010 (and lost to Toomey). After the gerrymandering, it went back to GOP (Pat Meehan). And before that it was Curt Weldon's district for like 20 years. But obviously it wasn't drawn that way then...

The local paper even mentioned it in an editorial -

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Then there's congressional redistricting. The Legislature redraws the boundaries of Pennsylvania's congressional districts every 10 years, after the census. Harrisburg Republicans unveiled their proposal for the new map on Tuesday and (gasp, with feigned surprise) ... it's designed to help Republicans! In fact, Rep. Patrick Meehan's 7th District is now one of the most gerrymandered districts in the nation, according to the redistricting experts at Azavea, a geospatialanalysis firm.

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http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/our-money/Just-go-home-Harrisburg.html


Also they remarked about this -

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Why did the 7th take on such a funky shape? Azavea ran some numbers and found that, whereas the current 7th district is 52.8 percent Democratic voters and 47.2 percent Republican, the new 7th district is 48.2 percent Democratic and 51.8 percent Republican.

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http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/our-money/Getting-to-know-the-ridiculous-new-7th-congressional-district.html

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