Why Senate Bill 22 Just Became a Little Worse

As least some of the amendments to Senate Bill 22 were not for better and should concern those interested in letting citizens be heard.
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[VIDEO] Need for a Redistricting Framework: Men are Not Angels

If people wish for free government to continue, they must remember to factor human nature into any redistricting equation. Otherwise, the voice of the...
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April 24 Testimony on Redistricting Legislation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh3CF8fb1xA Watch my testimony before the Senate Government Committee. The entire hearing is available online at: http://www.pasenategop.com/blog/042418-2/. Read highlights of my written testimony below...

Senate Splits

First Round of Maps

LRC 58 split places
Holt 27 split places
LRC 41 total splits
Holt 12 total splits

Second Round of Maps

LRC 37 split places
Holt 17 split places
LRC 20 total splits
Holt 3 total splits

House Splits

First Round of Maps

LRC 290 split places
Holt 106 split places
LRC 466 total splits
Holt 80 total splits

Second Round of Maps

LRC 221 split places
Holt 86 split places
LRC 261 total splits
Holt 61 total splits

ā€œIndeed, the proof is strong enough that we view it as inconceivable . . . that the magnitude of the subdivision splits here was unavoidable”

ā€” Justice Ronald Castile, Holt, Majority opinion page 78 ā€”

Amanda began delving into the subject of redistricting in October of 2010 on her quest to know why. Helped by a love of puzzles, attention to detail, and a great deal of persistence, her efforts eventually led her to a historic victory before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She documents her journey here and inspiring others through numerous presentations across the state. The recipient of several honors, her work has also been featured in every major Pennsylvania newspaper, making headline news in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

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