The United States is home to 435 congressional districts, areas from which members are elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. These are the elected officials who hold seats in Congress to represent the residents of their home districts. Representatives of Congress are elected to two-year terms, and their responsibilities include introducing bills, offering amendments, and serving on committees. Congressional districts are determined by population, based on the result of the decennial census. The most recent districts were determined from the results of the 2010 U.S. Census.
As in any other political scenario in the country, districts swing either blue (Democrat) or red (Republican). Some swing much more to the end of the spectrum than others. For example, no congressional district in the United States was more democratic than the 15th congressional district of New York. This district occupies a little more than half of the Bronx and is represented by Rep. Jose E. Serrano. The district is more than half Hispanic, 29% Black, and 3% white. It also has one of the lowest median incomes among congressional districts in the country. However, there are other widely Democratic congressional districts scattered all across the country.
The political affiliation of the congressional district is a good indication of how that area will vote in the presidential elections. Stacker used data from the Cook Political Report to compile the 50 most Democratic congressional districts based on Cook’s Partisan Voter Index score. The PVI compares the district’s vote in recent presidential elections to the U.S. national average. Each congressional district is first ranked by its PVI score, then by the percent of the district that voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. The original data is from 2017 but was updated in 2018.
There are Democratic congressional districts all over the country. Unsurprisingly, they are clustered around major cosmopolitan areas like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago. Do you know which congressional district is your own? Where on the political spectrum does your home area fall?
Read on to discover the 50 bluest congressional districts in America.
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