First look at 2020 Census: TX gains 2 seats; CA, NY, IL each lose 1

First look at 2020 Census: TX gains 2 seats; CA, NY, IL each lose 1
LU Staff

[Ed. – Several other states are winners and losers.  It’s early days though; something tells me there will be lawsuits and other shenanigans coming from unhappy states.  Seeing a drumbeat of “Trump cooked the Census!” allegations on social media.  Conspiracy theory rubes.  🙂]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s results of its decennial survey, the overall population has risen 7.4% to 331,449,281 since last count in 2010, showing the second-lowest increase in the nation’s history. …

Texas was the biggest winner, adding two House seats, while Florida, Colorado, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon will each gain one seat.

Meanwhile, the Associated Press reported that California is losing a seat “for the first time in 170 years of statehood” …

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Other states that lost a seat were Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

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