2022 United States elections: Difference between revisions

 
===House of Representatives elections===
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All 435 voting seats in the [[United States House of Representatives]] will be up for election. As of April 2019, only one representative, [[Steve Cohen]] (D-TN) has announced his plan to run again in 2022.<ref>{{cite news|last1=Burgess|first1=Katherine|title=Cohen to seek re-election to Congress in 2020 and 2022|url=https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/politics/2019/01/01/cohen-seek-re-election-congress-2020-and-2022/2457391002/|newspaper=The Commercial Appeal|date=January 1, 2019|accessdate=April 11, 2019}}</ref> The incumbents in these races will be determined in the [[2020 United States House of Representatives elections|2020 House of Representatives elections]] and subsequent special elections. As these elections will be the first conducted after the post-[[2020 United States Census|2020 Census]] [[2022 United States redistricting|redistricting]], several districts may lack an incumbent or have multiple incumbents.
 
On June 26th26, 2020, the [[DCStatehood statehoodmovement in the District of Columbia|H.R. 51]] "D.C. Admissions Act"]] was passed by the House of Representatives, meaning it could potentially be passed into law, thus admitting the [[District of Columbia]] as a state during the 117th Congress,. thisThis would give the prospective state two senatorsSenators and one member of the House of Representatives.<ref>{{cite news|url=https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/51|title=H.R.51 - Washington, D.C. Admission Act|publisher=United States Congress|accessdate=November 10, 2020}}</ref> The [[2020 USUnited electionStates elections|2020 US elections]] also saw the [[2020 Puerto Rican status referendum|Puerto Rican status referendum]], in which the territory of [[Puerto Rico]] voted in favor of being admitted into the union as a state, meaning Puerto Rico becoming a state also stands as a possibility during the 117th Congress. Like D.C., it would have two senatorsSenators, butand it would also gain five seats in the House of Representatives. If both states were to be admitted, this would increase the number of House of Representatives seats up for re-election in 2022 from 435 to 461<ref>{{cite news|url=https://abcnews.go.com/US/puerto-rico-votes-favor-statehood-island/story?id=74055630|title=Puerto Rico votes in favor of statehood. But what does it mean for the island?|publisher=ABC News|last=Corujo|first=Cristina|date=November 8, 2020|accessdate=November 10, 2020}}</ref>.
 
==State elections==