Wolf Press Release: Governor Wolf Recognized as 1 of 10 Governors Shaping the Future of Politics
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Governor Wolf is one of ten governors shaping the future of politics for his steadfast commitment to protecting fair elections and strengthening citizen power in Pennsylvania. In recognition of his leadership, The Hill recently wrote:
“The state Supreme Court last month ordered Republicans to draw new congressional district lines. When the GOP delivered its new proposal to Wolf’s office, he declined to sign off — throwing the maps back to the court, where Democrats believe they will secure a better deal.”
Governor Wolf has traveled the state speaking to Pennsylvanians about redistricting. “Over the last month, I have personally heard from thousands of Pennsylvanians and they are sick and tired of gerrymandering, which perpetuates gridlock, alienates citizens and stifles reform,” he said. He stood up for fairness and the will of the people of Pennsylvania by rejecting an equally gerrymandered map presented to him by Republican lawmakers.
As a result of Governor Wolf’s leadership, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has released a remedial congressional map that will ensure fair and equal elections for all Pennsylvanians.
Former Attorney General and head of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee Eric Holder also praised the governor’s action. “Governor Wolf’s rejection of a map last week that would have continued Republican gerrymandering highlights how important it is that we elect more Democrats who will fight for fairness,” he said. “Republicans all over the country should be on notice — their days of partisan map-rigging are numbered.”
Now Governor Wolf’s attention is on working with the Department of State to support counties and candidates in the election process and ensuring that the 2018 Congressional elections run smoothly and fairly.