A case alleging "extreme gerrymandering" in Pennsylvania is underway. A judge in the state's Commonwealth Court spent yesterday sifting through issues that will be presented during the trial. The suit alleges Republican leaders created a map defining the state's 18 House seats based on "partisan extremes" designed to punish Democratic voters. The case could result in the creation of new maps that would go into effect as early as the 2018 campaign cycle.
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