Court Ruling Could Upend 2018 Elections in Critical Swing State

A looming deadline to draw new congressional maps has left Pennsylvania House campaigns in the dark just months before 2018’s first races.

The state Supreme Court struck down Pennsylvania’s current congressional lines last month, giving state lawmakers until Friday to submit their map. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will have until the end of next week to approve any deal. If the Republican-controlled legislature and the Democratic governor don’t reach an agreement on new lines, the court will step in.

As the redistricting process grinds on, House candidates are forced to wait on the sidelines until a decision is reached.

“We don’t know what the districts will look like. We don’t even know if members of Congress will be in the district. We don’t know if members of Congress will be pitted against each other,” said Terry Madonna, the polling director at Franklin & Marshall College.

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