Southern and Western states saw the most growth over the past 10 years according to the US Census Bureau, and they gained congressional seats because of it. In this latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains who gained (and lost) the most from reapportionment, and what this means for political power going forward.
SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Census Bureau announces 331 million people in US, Texas will add two congressional seats
BREAKING: new Census apportionment counts…
CO, MT, NC, OR +1
CA, IL, MI, NY, OH, PA, WV -1
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) April 26, 2021
A churning Golden State on the eve of new population numbers
California is about to lose a seat in Congress for the first time. Texas will gain 2
Why Texas will soon be the most politically important state
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