We changed our country for the better on November 6th, 2018. We elected hundreds of new, diverse representatives and passed ballot measures that will impact thousands of lives right away and in the years to come.
But gerrymandering still kept too many voters from having their voices heard. As we build for 2020 and beyond, we need to keep working to make sure every single vote counts.
Gerrymandering had an undeniable impact on these midterms. The results in Pennsylvania and North Carolina show exactly what I mean:
In Pennsylvania, the state Supreme Court struck down the state's unfair maps, declaring them unconstitutional and ordering them redrawn before the 2018 election. That decision resulted in a fair representation of Pennsylvania voters' choices. On Election Night, Democrats picked up 4 seats in Pennsylvania -- sending 9 Republicans and 9 Democrats to Washington. A result that fits the state.