Legislative map presents legal challenge to Butler county division – CBS Pittsburgh
The lawsuit, which closed on Tuesday, focuses on changes made to Butler County in county lines that were approved by the Legislative Redistricting Committee earlier this month.
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The plaintiffs are Ryan Covert, a Republican who hopes to run for the Butler County House of Representatives district; Darlene Covert, his mother; and a third Butler resident, Erik Hulick. The commission is the defendant.
People have more than two weeks to file objections to the General Assembly’s map to the state Supreme Court. Other challenges are expected, including House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, a Central District Republican.
Benninghoff voted only “no” when the Legislative Redistricting Committee approved the revised maps by a 4-1 vote.
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The lawsuit notes that Butler County was divided into three legislative districts according to a preliminary map of the House upgraded in December, but a final map approved on February 4 divided it into four districts.
The plaintiffs argue that the final map of the Building exposes Butler County residents to “victims of excessive partisan or political categorization and other circumstances orchestrated to protect incumbent representatives of the House of Representatives.” state”.
It calls the House map an unconstitutional political vandal.
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