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Pennsylvania’s State Supreme Court Race Will Play a Huge Role in Deciding Voting Rights in the Commonwealth and Protecting Fundamental Freedoms

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Holding a Democratic majority on the bench will protect against gerrymandering and abortion bans. 

WASHINGTON – Today, The DLCC is reminding voters of the major implications next week’s Pennsylvania Supreme Court election will have on the Commonwealth. After a string of 2023 special election wins in Pennsylvania, the DLCC expanded our efforts and made a six-figure investment to aid our partners in the fight for this critical Supreme Court seat. Daniel McCaffery’s victory would help protect access to abortion and voting rights and ensure that the legislative redistricting process remains fair and balanced.

In other states, including Georgia, Wisconsin, and North Carolina, Republicans in the legislature have abused their power and the redistricting process to propose gerrymandered maps that rob voters of fair political representation and dilute the power of various constituencies. If Republicans win one more seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, it brings them closer to upending the Democrats’ majority in 2025, when three Democratic seats will be on the ballot. Daniel McCaffery’s victory is critical to preventing a future court from issuing extreme rulings that could take fundamental freedoms away from all Pennsylvanians.

DLCC interim President Heather Williams issued the following statement: 

“State supreme courts protect voters from the kind of anti-democratic extremism we have seen in so many other states which is exactly why the health of Pennsylvania’s democracy relies on voters putting Daniel McCaffery on the bench. The DLCC made a six-figure investment to support our partners in countering extremist Republicans’ assault on freedoms and we are calling on all Pennsylvania voters to get out and vote in this crucial election.”

The DLCC is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures. Last year, the DLCC defied the odds by not losing any state legislative majorities, flipping four key chambers, and creating four new Democratic trifectas – the best midterm year for the party in power since at least 1934. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and pass the policies that have the biggest impact on Americans’ day-to-day lives. 

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