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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Defends New Election Map



    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Defends New Election Map
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    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks on stage during the Geisinger National Symposium, "From Crisis to Cure: Revitalizing America's Healthcare System," on November 9, 2017 in Danville, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Geisinger Symposium)

    Pennsylvania's governor and elections officials want the state's highest court to stand by its ruling establishing new congressional districts.

    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and two Department of State officials responded Monday to a request by Republican legislative leaders to put on hold the week-old district map.

    The Wolf administration argues House Speaker Mike Turzai and Senate President Joe Scarnati's request offers nothing new and should be turned down.

    Turzai and Scarnati have a similar request pending with the U.S. Supreme Court.

    The Wolf administration says it's moving ahead with the new map for the May 15 primary.

    The court filing says putting the new map on hold "would confuse, complicate and undermine those preparations."

    Republicans have held a 13-5 majority in the state's congressional delegation since passing a 2011 map.