California will lose its seat in the House of Representatives for the first time in history, the US Census Bureau announced on Monday.
Golden State is one of seven states that will lose seats in the House on a shift basis, a group that includes New York, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
At the same time, Texas will get two seats, and Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina and Oregon – each.
The population movement is largely in line with the regional trend that has existed since 1940, with an increase in the number of congressional seats in the south, a loss of seats in the northeast, and a middle west. Since 1940, there has been a joint shift of 84 seats to the south-western regions.
The 2020 census will lead to a change of 7 retreats among 13 states. Since the adoption of the current distribution calculation method, the smallest number of seats in the states has changed in the last decade.
California remains the state with the highest number of seats in the House of Representatives with 52 seats, followed by Texas (38th place), Florida (28th place) and New York (26th place). The four states have the largest population, each with more than 20 million people, and together they occupy about one-third of the House’s total seats.
San Jose, California. Mercury News: writes that the shift “will lead to a potentially divisive congressional race between the incumbent presidents in 2022 to upgrade the state political map. It will shape presidential policy as California loses one of its votes in the Electoral College, and in other states like Texas, it is expected to get as many as three new seats.
Many people have been evicted from California because of the cost of living astronomical housing in the state.
The results of the census come after the initial delay due to coronavirus և natural disasters. Although the bureau originally planned to release the figures earlier this year, the calculation deadline was postponed amid other epidemics and disasters.