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Democrats in Pennsylvania who’ve long blamed their party’s legislative minorities on Republican gerrymandering are about to find out whether friendlier district maps will edge them closer to retaking control of the House and Senate.
Pa. lawmakers spent at least $3 million on private lawyers, experts during redistricting battle, invoices show
Pennsylvania state lawmakers spent at least $3 million in taxpayer money on outside law firms and experts as they lobbied for their preferred political maps during the recent redistricting cycle
Despite requests from county elections workers, the Legislature and governor were unable to reach an agreement to allow the counting of mail-in and absentee ballots to start earlier.
Going before voters in the May 17 primary election will be candidates for all 203 House and 25 of 50 Senate seats
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court picked a new set of district lines after a plan that had been passed by GOP majorities in the Legislature was vetoed by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.
The proposals directly oppose the wishes of advocates who have for years pushed to remove elected officials from the process and give the power to average Pennsylvanians.