Gerry-meandering: Why the outcome of Pa.’s 2018 midterms was about more than a map

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In this map showing the results of 2018 election, blue indicates congressional districts that went to Democrats and red shows districts that went to republicans. (Keystone Crossroads)

In this map showing the results of 2018 election, blue indicates congressional districts that went to Democrats and red shows districts that went to republicans. (Keystone Crossroads)

One year ago, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled the state’s congressional map was an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. The court said Republicans drew the map to gain an unfair advantage in a state where there are about 1 million more Democratic voters than Republican. With a newly redrawn map, people thought Democratic candidates would make big gains in the 2018 midterm elections. They did. But on this episode of The Why, Keystone Crossroads’ Kevin McCorry and Emily Previti break down a new analysis showing why the map wasn’t the only reason.

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