Friday, April 30, 2021

Red States See Gains as Census Shifts House Seats; Florida and Texas Gain House Seats as People Flee New York and California, and related stories

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Red states see gains as census shifts House seats:
Political power shifted slightly from blue to red states Monday as the Census Bureau announced how seats in the U.S. House will be divvied up for the next decade, giving Texas two new seats and Florida one seat, while California and New York each lost seats.
Also gaining seats were Colorado, Montana, North Carolina and Oregon, while Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia ceded seats.
The changes are smaller than analysts had predicted, with just 13 states seeing changes — the fewest since the current method of apportionment began in 1941, said acting Census Director Ron S. Jarmin.
Texas had been projected to gain three seats and Florida to get two seats. New York had been projected to lose two seats. In each case, those numbers were overshot. --->READ MORE HERE
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Florida and Texas Gain House Seats as People Flee New York and California:
Florida and Texas gained House seats while California and New York lost one seat each as a result of population shifts, according to the 2020 census results announced on Monday.
Texas gained two House seats in the census apportionment for a new total of 38 congressional districts, while Florida gained one House seat, bringing its total number of districts to 28. California lost one House seat and will decline to 52 congressional districts, while New York also lost one House seat and will now have 26 congressional districts.
A census official noted that if New York had counted 89 more people, the state would not have lost a House seat.
Preliminary data released by the U.S. Census Bureau in December showed that roughly 126,000 people left the state between July 2019 and July 2020. New York lost roughly 1.4 million residents to other states from 2010 to 2019, according to a report by the Empire Center released in January 2020, before the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the U.S. --->READ MOEW HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

Census Reapportionment Awards 5 Red States Extra House Seats As People Flee Democrat Strongholds

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Texas and Florida to get new House seats, boosting GOP 2022 chances for majority

Census results boost Sun Belt state clout for 2024 presidential race

Map: Change in House Seats After 2020 Census

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