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Pennsylvania Redistricting

By at June 13, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania Redistricting

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Rock the Capital Applauds the Supreme Court’s Decision to Void the Redistricting Plan

By at January 26, 2012 | 2:36 pm | 2 Comments

Rock the Capital Applauds the Supreme Court’s Decision to Void the Redistricting Plan

(Harrisburg, PA) -Eric Epstein, cofounder of Rock the Capital said, “The Supreme Court has lived up to its role as an impartial legal referee and provided a necessary emergency brake to a runaway Commission. Rather than robotically follow the ‘presumption of constitutionality’ into the realm of the absurd, the Court has returned the redistricting process […]

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New PA senate districts: Proposed final map

By at December 9, 2011 | 1:31 pm | 3 Comments

New PA senate districts: Proposed final map

Pennsylvania is redistricted every 10 years by a five member commission composed of the leaders from both parties of each chamber. They cobble together an “incumbent protection program” by developing a redistricting scheme that defies laws of common sense. The legislature doesn’t enact the plan, nor does the Governor have the ability to veto it. […]

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RTC Statement on Redistricting Proposal

By at September 21, 2011 | 10:02 am | 463 Comments

RTC Statement on Redistricting Proposal

Statement of Eric Epstein (Harrisburg, Pa) –  Senator Dominic Pileggi has proposed to disenfranchise voters by changing Pennsylvania’s  method of allocating electoral votes from a “winner-take-all method” to a Gerrymandered system  of allocating one electoral vote per congressional district with the remaining two votes going to the statewide winner. This a naked partisan power grab […]

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Pennsylvania Redistricting Website

By at September 3, 2011 | 1:36 pm | 1,335 Comments

The Constitution of Pennsylvania requires that the legislative districts for the House of Representatives and the State Senate be redrawn each decade following the federal census. This process is mandated by the Pennsylvania Constitution so that each citizen’s vote ultimately carries the same weight in the ballot box. Visit the Legislative Redistricting Website.

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