PA Set to Lose Another Congressional Seat

reapportionment-mapPennsylvania is on track to lose another Congressional seat.

According to Nathan Gonzalez of Roll Call, PA is scheduled to lose one district in the upcoming 2020 Census. He is basing his report on a 2015 analysis by the Election Data Services.

As we noted last year, the commonwealth hasn’t survived a Census without losing at least one seat since 1920.

Of course, losing a seat in Congress also means losing an electoral vote. PA would drop from 20 to 19 electoral votes, which would make the 2024 presidential election the first since the 1800 contest between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson where PA would be worth less than twenty electoral votes.

Other states set to lose a seat include: Alabama, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Rhode Island and West Virginia.

Meanwhile, Texas is set to gain three seats and Florida two. Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina and Oregon would each gain one.

7 Responses

  1. What difference does it make when we always filled the seats with idiots and political hacks?

  2. Read the part of the Constitution where it discusses Congressional apportionment and population.

  3. Barricks Einwohner, math must not be your strong suit. PA will still have more congressional seats than all states except for Illinois (tie), Florida, New York, Texas, and California.

  4. Ridiculous, here is an area where the Congress IS NOT following the framers original intent and no one is challenging that. PA is still the 5th most populous State.

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