Tuesday, March 19, 2024

'Most Americans are still unaware': Musk Notes That Illegal Immigrant Population Impacts Number of House Seats Each State Has; Musk Calls Out Unfair Blue State Advantage Gained from Illegal Immigration; Musk Slams Dems for ‘insane behavior’ Around Migrants, Says They ‘won’t deport’ Because ‘every illegal is a highly likely vote’

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'Most Americans are still unaware': Musk notes that illegal immigrant population impacts number of House seats each state has
Business tycoon Elon Musk highlighted that the illegal immigrant population in each state counts toward determining the number of seats the state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.
"Most Americans are still unaware that the census counts ALL people, including illegal immigrants, for deciding how many House seats each state gets! This results in Dem states getting roughly 20 more House seats, which is another strong incentive for them not to deport illegals," Musk tweeted.
GOP Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky responded to Musk, pointing that this in turn has an impact on the number of electoral votes each state has in presidential elections.
"And House seats determine how many votes each state has in the electoral college. So although illegal aliens don't vote, they can determine the outcome of Presidential races. Kentucky has 6 representatives, but California likely has 6 extra seats due to illegal immigration!" Massie wrote.
"Exactly," Musk responded.
The number of electoral votes each state gets in a presidential election is equal to the number of House and Senate seats the state has.
The U.S. Census Bureau explains that, "Apportionment is the process of dividing the 435 memberships, or seats, in the U.S. House of Representatives among the 50 states based on the apportionment population counts from the decennial census." --->READ MORE HERE
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Musk Calls Out unfair blue state advantage gained from illegal immigration:
Elon Musk took to X to call out an advantage that blue states have over red states in elections as a result of illegal immigration.
"Most people in America don’t know that the census is based on a simple headcount of people (including illegals) not just citizens," Musk wrote Saturday. "This shifts political power and money to states and Congressional districts with the highest number of illegals."
The post comes after comments made by Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y. during a 2021 House Foreign Affairs hearing seemingly made light of the issue, with Clarke arguing she needed "more people in my district just for redistricting purposes."
Clarke's comment, which came during a discussion about U.S. policy toward Haitian migrants, have been cited by critics who want end the counting of illegal migrants for congressional apportionment.
The issue has also drawn attention from Republican members of Congress, with some going so far as to introduce an amendment to the Constitution that would require congressional district be apportioned by the population of citizens alone, not counting illegal migrants.
One such Republican was Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., who responded to Musk's post and touted the resolution he cosponsored.
"True. And when they find out, most Americans disagree with the current practice of counting illegals in the census and awarding congressional representation and electoral votes based on illegals," Massie said in response to Musk. --->READ MORE HERE
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