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Red States Gain Seats After Census!

New Census data has cost blue states some seats while red states have gained net seats in The House.


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A spot of good news!!

It seems like there has been a shift in the balance of power as red states are gaining seats in the house while blue states are losing seats.

Could this be due to people fleeing those states I wonder?

Fleeing from high taxation, ridiculous Covid restrictions, and liberal social policies?

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My bet is yes. It’s no accident that people are moving to places like the south where things arent liberally insane.

Here is more on the story:

Axios had this to report: 

Population shifts mean five states that voted for Joe Biden will lose seats in the House when congressional districts are redrawn later this year, new Census numbers released Monday show, but will gain seats in two other states. Only two Trump-voting states will lose a seat.

Apportionment and redistricting — the process of redistributing political power among and within the states— comes as Democrats hold slim majorities in both congressional chambers and Republicans have a strong grip on the process of re-drawing district lines.

By the numbers: California — the nation's most populous state — is losing a seat for the first time in history.

Other states losing one: Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

NPR had more: 

Texas has gained two more votes in Congress and the Electoral College for the next decade, while Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina and Oregon each gained one seat, based on the first set of results from the 2020 census, released Monday. The seven states losing one vote each are California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The federal statistical agency's acting director, Ron Jarmin, reported the new state population counts at a virtual news conference. The long-awaited announcement has reset the balance of power for the next decade in the House of Representatives and the Electoral College, where each state's share of votes is tied to its census numbers.

The scramble for the last of the 435 seats for voting members in the House was remarkably close. Minnesota received the final assignment, Karen Battle, chief of the bureau's population division, said during the press conference.

"If New York had had 89 more people, they would have received one more seat," Battle added.



 

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