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By George Berkheimer
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Pa. To Redraw State, Federal Election Districts Amid Controversy

 

Last updated 4/8/2021 at 4:10pm

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This is a map of the current Pennsylvania U.S. Representative districts. The United States is divided into 435 congressional districts, each with a population of about 710,000 individuals. Each district elects one representative to the U.S. House of Representatives for a two-year term. U.S. Representatives are also called congressmen or congresswomen. Article 1, Section 2, of the United States Constitution requires that a national census be taken every 10 years for the purpose of apportioning the United States House of Representatives. That process has been completed for 2020. The census results are then used to determine the number of congressional seats apportioned to each state. Redistricting is the process by which the boundaries of election districts are periodically redrawn to maintain equal representation on the basis of population. After the 2000 federal Census, Pennsylvania had 19 members in the U.S. House of Representatives. Pennsylvania currently has 18 representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives. U.S. Rep. John Joyce (Rep.) is the current representative for the 13th District, which includes Morrisons Cove. The next election of U.S. representatives is in 2022. More information on the redistricting data program is available on the U.S. Census Bureau website at census.gov. More information about redistricting is available at https://www.redistricting.state.pa.us Sources: govtrack.us, the Pa. Legislative Reapportionment Commission, pasenatgop.com, wikipedia.org

Pennsylvania's state Senate and House districts are due to be redrawn this year, along with its Congressional districts.

Pennsylvania's legislature is also considering a constitutional amendment to create judicial districts within the commonwealth.

Legislative and congressional redistricting occurs every 10 years, based on U.S. Census results, but will be delayed this year primarily due to circumstances related to COVID-19.

The U.S. Census Bureau announced in February that it will deliver redistricting data to all states by Sept. 30 this year, well past the original March 31 deadline. Penns...



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