Thursday, May 6, 2021

How Apportionment is Defrauding American Citizens; House Republicans Question ‘political interference’ in 2020 Census

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How apportionment is defrauding American citizens:
The news that six states will gain seats in the House of Representatives and another seven will lose seats, thanks to new Census numbers, was widely reported. What was missed is that the inclusion of non-citizens, including illegal aliens, in the population used to determine apportionment means that many Americans – and states – are being defrauded of their fair share of representation in Congress.
The new Census data show that Texas, because of the addition of 4 million new residents, will get two more members of the House. Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Oregon, and Montana will each have one new representative. This will be Oregon’s first new representative in 40 years, and Montana will go from having just one member of the House to two.
The big losers are California, Illinois, New York, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, each of which will be losing a seat. This will be the first time in history that California loses a congressional seat, although that is no surprise given that the state’s population decreased in 2020, also for the first time since 1900. Those who could move fled high taxes, burdensome regulations, and “restrictive policies on businesses and ongoing lockdowns.” And the remaining residents are so angry that a petition to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom recently received the necessary 1.6 million signatures needed to qualify for the ballot.
High taxes and burdensome regulations seem to be driving congressional losses in other states as well, such as Illinois and New York. Americans are voting with their feet and moving to less restrictive, more affordable states like Texas, Florida, and North Carolina.
But those states could have lost even more seats, and other states could have gained more members of Congress, if non-citizens were not included in the apportionment formula. --->READ MORE HERE
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House Republicans question ‘political interference’ in 2020 census:
A group of House Republicans are raising questions about alleged “political interference” in the final census numbers, which are used to determine the number of congressional districts in each state.
In a letter sent to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, the group — led by House Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky) — the group argued there were inconsistencies from the projections on the number of seats Republican-leaning states were expected to gain and Democrat-leaning states were projected to lose.
“We write today with concerns about the apportionment count released by the Census Bureau, and whether the process which derived the count was fair, accurate, and independent from any White House interference,” the letter said.
“Given the extra time it took to complete the 2020 Census – including not meeting the statutory deadlines by months – we have questions about the methodology and the role the Biden White House may have played in releasing these numbers, especially as the results differ from evaluation estimates released mere months ago in ways that benefit blue states over red states.” --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

Count of Illegal Alien Population Excluded from U.S. Census Data

Republicans Demand Answers on Questionable Apportionment, Possible Biden White House Interference

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