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S.C. lawmakers not proposing big changes in new U.S. House map

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Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 9:16 AM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Senate has released its proposed U.S. House districts for next year’s elections, which don’t make significant changes in the previous districts.

Preliminary analysis of the maps show the state would likely continue to elect six Republicans and one Democrat to the U.S. House with the new districts, which must be approved by the Senate and House and survive any legal challenges.

The main changes are in the Charleston area, which because of rapid growth changed some areas in the 1st District now represented by Republican Nancy Mace to the 6th District, now represented by Democrat Jim Clyburn.

By law, congressional districts must be redrawn every 10 years based on census results to ensure that each one has the same population. This ensures equal representation.

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