Blue States Lose and Red States Gain Congressional Seats

2020 Census: 6 states gain Congress seats, 7 states lose seats


by Associated Press, April 27, 2021
 

WASHINGTON — The nation's political center of gravity shifted further to the Republican-led South and West on Monday, with Texas, Florida and other Sun Belt states gaining congressional seats while chillier climates like New York and Ohio lost them.

Altogether, the U.S. population rose to 331,449,281, the Census Bureau said, a 7.4 increase that was the second-slowest ever.

The new allocation of congressional seats came in the U.S. Census Bureau's first release of data from a 2020 headcount. The numbers chart familiar American migration patterns, and confirm one historic marker: For the first time in 170 years of statehood, California is losing a congressional seat, a result of slowed migration to the nation’s most populous state, which was once a symbol of the country’s expansive frontier.

The census release marks the official beginning of the once-a-decade redistricting battles. The numbers released Monday, along with more detailed data expected later this year, will be used by state legislatures or independent commissions to redraw political maps to account for shifts in population.

Click Here to Watch the Newest We the People Convention News & Opinion Podcast

Those shifts have largely been westward. Colorado, Montana and Oregon all added residents and gained seats. Texas was the biggest winner — the second-most populous state added two congressional seats, while Florida and North Carolina gained one. States losing seats included Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The reshuffling of the congressional map moved seats from blue states to red ones, giving Republicans a clear, immediate advantage. The party will have complete control of drawing the congressional maps in Texas, Florida and North Carolina — states that are adding four seats.

CLICK TO READ MORE OF THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE

 

Red States Gain Congressional Seats by Tom Zawistowski is licensed under N/A N/A

New Podcast Posted Every Week!

Watch ANY ARCHIVE of the We the People Convention Podcast by clicking on "PLAYLIST".

Recent News

Is the Biden Regime Intentionally using Illegals to Infect Americans?
Is the Biden Regime Intentionally using Illegals to Infect Americans?

Biden Imposes Further Restrictions on Americans While Letting Infected Illegal Aliens Pour Across Border

READ MORE

Ten Indisputable Facts that show we need Election Audits
Ten Indisputable Facts that show we need Election Audits

Gen. Flynn Exclusive: 10 Indisputable Facts on the 2020 Election that Argue for Audits

READ MORE

The Majority of U.S. Voters Support Forensic Audits of 2020 Election!
The Majority of U.S. Voters Support Forensic Audits of 2020 Election!

Poll shows 55% support Forensic Audits of 2020 Election and 41% of voters do not believe Joe Biden won the presidential election fairly

READ MORE

Latest Video

How Many Americans Died because of these Lies?
How Many Americans Died because of these Lies?

FoxNews reveals that Major US Media Companies were taking Millions of Dollars from the Chinese ALL During Covid

WATCH NOW

©2021, We the People Convention