Republicans won big this week after a 2020 Census reapportioned seven new seats in Congress, with GOP gaining five out of the seven.
North Carolina, Florida, and Montana gained one seat, while Texas gained two. Oregon and Colorado also gained one seat.
California, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, and West Virginia all lost one seat.
States gaining seats in reapportionment:
N. Carolina +1
States losing seats:
New York -1
W. Virginia -1
— Ian Haworth (@ighaworth) April 26, 2021
“The process of redrawing America’s political maps has begun.”
The reapportionment magnifies the sudden shift in political power and population from the liberal northeast to the south, where government restrictions are less fervent. States like Texas and Florida continue to add more seats as they were the first to lift the tyrannical lockdown restrictions. New York and Pennsylvania, being Democrat-led and therefore very restrictive, continue to see mass exodus.
For example, according to estimates, 135,600 more people left California than moved there in 2020.
Many were even surprised Texas only gained two seats, not three, noting the number of illegal immigrants counted in the 2020 Census.
New York Democrats expressed much dissatisfaction after losing a Congressional seat by only 89 people.
According to reports, the 2020 Census shows that the United States population grew at the “second-slowest pace in history.”
Author: Nolan Sheridan