In the remote village of Alaska, more than a year after the 2020 census began, the first counts of the nation’s first decades were released on Monday, showing how many counties in each state’s congressional-electoral college each counts.
Since the number of seats in the House of Representatives is set at 435, it is a zero-sum game in which one state wins and պետության loses another state, like a pie with unequal pieces. As a state gains a larger segment due to population growth, it means a smaller segment for a state that has lost population or not grown as much.
A look at the 13 states that will gain or lose political power in the distribution process և federal money due to population changes over the last decade.
TEXAS – Longhorn is the big winner, adding two seats in Congress with the respect of 4 million new residents. Demographers say that people moving to other states like California have contributed significantly to the growth. The nation’s second most populous state will now have 38 members of Congress, second only to California.
FLORIDA – The nation’s third-largest state is adding one congressional seat due to an increase in population of more than 2.7 million. This raises the composition of its House delegation to 28 and to the Electoral College by 30 votes, thus advancing the role of the AR-AR state in the presidential election.
COLORADO. – Population growth around Denver helped Colorado get an extra seat, its first new seat in 20 years. Mostly college-educated transplants have helped Colorado grow from a competitive state to a volatile state, now a democracy, although the state will form a non-partisan commission.
MONTANA – Gaining a seat in Congress, Montana goes from having one member of the House to two. Profit means a return for Montana, which for most of the 20th century had two seats in Congress but lost one after the 1990 census.
NORTH CAROLINA – The North Carolina population boom, aided by retirees and jobseekers, is adding 14 seats to its House count.
Oregon – For the first time in 40 years, Oregon gets a new seat in Congress, becoming six of the five members of the House. Although Democrats control the state government, they have agreed to relinquish their advantage in redeploying the state’s political districts over the next 10 years in exchange for a Republican commitment to end the blocking of bills.
CALIFORNIA – Although California is still the nation’s most populous state, its growing stagnation in the last decade is causing it to lose one seat for the first time in its 170-year history. The number of members of the House increases from 53 to 52 for a state that has been a symbol of endless growth and endless opportunities since the Gold Rush of the 1800s.
ILINOIS – Illinois is running from 18 to 17 members of the House, continuing its 40-year losing streak in Congress.
MICHIGAN – The number of members of the House of Representatives representing Michigan is falling from 14 to 13, particularly due to population losses in the Upper Peninsula.
NEW YORK – There was no doubt that New York was going to lose its seat in Congress, but the uncertainty was whether it would be one or two seats. The Census Bureau says New York lost its seat to just 89 people. The chamber delegation reduces the loss of one seat from 27 to 26.
OHIO. Slight population growth over the past decade has caused Ohio to lose one congressional seat, continuing its series of losses every decade since 1960. The reduction reduces the number of seats in the House of Commons by 16 to 15.
PENNSYLVANIA – While Pennsylvania remains a stronghold of the president, its influence will be weakened by the loss of one vote of the Electoral College. The delegation of his chamber increases from 18 to 17 members.
WESTERN GEORGIA – Decades of emigration have finally led to West Virginia losing its seat to Congress, reducing its representation in the House from three to two members.
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