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Who counts? How cities could lose clout

Aug 04, 2019 - Philadelphia Inquirer

A voting-rights fight brewing right now could shape state and national politics for years to come.

Depending on which side wins, urban areas with diverse populations and high concentrations of immigrants in Pennsylvania and New Jersey could lose representation and political clout to the benefit of more rural, whiter, and GOPfriendly districts.

Philadelphia would likely lose one or even two state House seats; the surrounding suburbs would lose another.

It's all about who gets co...