– After the Legislative Reapportionment Committee revealed the proposed Pennsylvania House of Representatives district maps today, Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the followed statement:
“If any voter ever wanted a clear example of partisan gerrymandering, look no further than this proposal. Lancaster City is dissected for the first time in a lifetime, and the 96th district has a hole in it to allow for additional and obvious gerrymandering.
“It’s not just disappointing for the current elected leaders from both parties who work tirelessly on behalf of their constituents; it’s insulting to all voters to see one political party so blatantly try to skew the lines in an effort to silence the voice of the people.
“I encourage the commission to follow the example set forth by the House State Government Committee, which produced a citizen’s map of congressional districts. This map was developed with non-partisan factors and is a clear example of concise and fair districts.
“The proposed House map, advanced today by the House and Senate Democrats and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s appointee, fails to meet clearly defined constitutional standards while also promoting partisan gerrymandering.
“The clear goal of those in favor of this map is to gain control through rigging district lines, and not by the will of the people through fair and honest elections.”
Speaker Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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