Gerrymandering Expert Available to Discuss Pennsylvania High Court Ruling

Article ID: 688297

Released: 22-Jan-2018 4:30 PM EST

Source Newsroom: Virginia Tech

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    Virginia Tech Political Science Professor, Nick Goedert

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Republican-controlled state legislature to redraw congressional districts lines by Feb. 9.  The high court determined that the current 18 districts, drawn by the state’s GOP, violate its Constitution, and ordered new districts to be determined in less than a month. 

The political implications are significant, including providing Democrats with an opportunity to reclaim the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Virginia Tech professor of political science Nick Goedert is an expert on the topic of gerrymandering, and is available for interviews to discuss the topic and its possible impact. 

To secure a live or recorded interview with Goedert, contact Bill Foy by email at fwill55@vt.edu; or by phone at 540-998-0288.

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