PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf wants to draw the line on gerrymandering by creating a bipartisan commission to devise future electoral maps.
Wolf wants an independent, bipartisan panel to redraw legislative lines.READ MORE: 'I'm Angry, I'm Frustrated': City Leaders React As Philadelphia Surpasses 400 Homicides In 2021
“This group would be responsible for developing new electoral maps following each Census,” Wolf said.READ MORE: Philadelphia High School Football Player Ivan Hicks Died From Cardiovascular Disease During July Scrimmage, Coroner Says
He told a Harrisburg news conference that Democratic bills in the GOP-controlled House and Senate would establish such a panel and end gerrymandering.
“We can’t count on people coming forward every election cycle, or even every ten years, and saying, ‘This is not a fair map.'” the governor said. “Let’s have a fair process.”MORE NEWS: Trial Underway For Gilbert Newton III, Philadelphia Man Accused Of Stabbing To Death Ex-Girlfriend Morgan McCaffrey
The governor is also proposing same-day voter registration and “no-excuse” absentee ballots.