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Monday, April 26, 2021

The Census Bureau on Monday released state population totals that determine each state's number of House seats, with just seven seats moving among 13 states -- the smallest shift since the current congressional apportionment model was adopted in the 1940s.

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From the party of fools that brought 90% of the covid cases comes a census they also intentionally f*ked up.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2021-04-26 06:59 PM | Reply

"the smallest shift since the current congressional apportionment model was adopted in the 1940s."

So...?

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-04-26 07:39 PM | Reply

And what if these people moving from these so-called 'blue' to 'red' states actually start voting for Democratic candidates in their new home states? Be careful what you wish for...

OCU

#3 | Posted by OCUser at 2021-04-26 07:46 PM | Reply

@#3 ... And what if these people moving from these so-called 'blue' to 'red' states actually start voting for Democratic candidates in their new home states? ...

That is the interesting aspect in this.

The current very red-state Texas may be turning purple or even blue in the future.

The question that comes to my mind is how will, e.g., Texas Republicans, true to form, try to suppress the votes of these new non-Republican-voting citizens?

Imagine if a state the size of Texas flips from red to blue for the 2030 census?

This all points to the demographic problem that Republicans face, and why Republicans are so focused upon voter suppression instead of true Democracy.





#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-04-26 08:47 PM | Reply

This is probably good news for Democrats. The new districts will be in cities and cities tend to vote Democratic.

#5 | Posted by prius04 at 2021-04-26 08:58 PM | Reply

#5 I would expect that in Red states, they will do everything in their power to Gerrymander the Democrats into political oblivion.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-04-26 09:03 PM | Reply

A better headline would be "2020 Census: America gets dumber"

#7 | Posted by klifferd at 2021-04-26 09:04 PM | Reply

-A better headline would be "2020 Census: America gets dumber"

Read the above comments....and maybe the article.

This is a gain for democrats. Texas is the best example

#8 | Posted by eberly at 2021-04-26 09:17 PM | Reply

The migration might flip red state senate seats. If the red states gerrymander the new seats they could flip the house.

The Senate is the more powerful part of congress, so this seems slightly in the Dems favor.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2021-04-26 09:19 PM | Reply

"The Senate is the more powerful part of congress, so this seems slightly in the Dems favor."

Wait four years, when the Republicans under President Haley move to add new states West Dakota, Middle Dakota, and East Dakota.

And God knows Idaho needs to be broken up.

#10 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-04-26 09:24 PM | Reply

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#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-04-26 09:34 PM | Reply

This is a gain for democrats. Texas is the best example

No it isn't, because GOP states will gerrymander the flock out of this. The population gains are mainly in specific urban areas within red states. All the legislatures need to do is "crack" the areas where likely Democratic strength is concentrated and dilute this population out into many districts where the GOP will maintain enough numerical superiority that the added seats will be Republican and not Democratic.

And where they can't split, the GOP will "pack" - create as few as possible safe seats for Democrats by building districts with 60+% Democrats, negating their numerical gains by overloading districts, keeping Democratic voters out of more potentially competitive swing districts, making them lean or solid GOP.

#12 | Posted by tonyroma at 2021-04-26 09:36 PM | Reply

#12 | POSTED BY TONYROMA

As the legendary "Founders" envisioned...

#13 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-04-26 09:37 PM | Reply

@#12 ... GOP states will gerrymander the flock out of this ...

That goes back to my recurring question. (apologies if you've heard this before)

How will the Republicans try to suppress the votes of those who they oppose?


#14 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-04-27 12:07 AM | Reply

Note that there's another aspect of these new census figures which is not going to help the Republicans in the long run, particularly if they keep-up with this white-identity trend of theirs. The report indicates that the population of the U.S. grew by approximately 24 million individuals since the 2010 census, and of that number, close to 90% were non-white, or at least they identified themselves as being something other than the traditional Caucasian (this would include people of Hispanic ancestry). So even without the effect of state-to-state migration, those 'Red' states, which gained population, may have become slightly more 'Purple' by just sitting still.

OCU

#15 | Posted by OCUser at 2021-04-27 02:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#15 | Posted by OCUser

It won't be too many years until the GOP find themselves a permanent minority.

Coddling Trumpism and white nationalism and bats*** craziness is all they're known for now.

#16 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-04-27 05:00 AM | Reply

America's young voters mostly love Biden and despise Trump.

New poll:

iop.harvard.edu

#17 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-04-27 05:17 AM | Reply

I like how headlines were decrying California have a mass exodus of people moving to the South, like California is somehow shrinking... except California grew by 6% over the last decade, only 1.5% less than the national average.

#18 | Posted by Sycophant at 2021-04-27 01:24 PM | Reply

Smart Texans are beginning to see the writing on the wall. The shelf life of the current brand of Republican will not be very long. As more people from Blue States move there, there will be a tempering down over the long term of right wing dominance. Not to mention all the immigrants who will be gaining US citizenship in years to come.

#19 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-04-27 01:27 PM | Reply

Yeah, this is based on a crap article anyways...

States that gained...

WA---safely democrat...gain of 1
CO---pretty firm democrat...gain of 2
ND---republican, gain of 1
MT---republican, gain of 1 or 2
NC---purple state, flip flopper
TX---still GOP (and the big winner), but trending Dem/Blue
and many of those moving there are from Democratic California.
FL---gained a few, and yes GOP...

so far, pretty much a wash to a slight gain for the GOP

Again, the ONLY thing that makes the GOP competitive outside of
state to state contests is gerrymandering, voter restrictions,
and outright CHEATING...

#20 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-04-27 02:01 PM | Reply

forgot UT
and NV....both trending Blue and Dem lately...

#21 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-04-27 02:01 PM | Reply

Utah?

Blue?

Have you been to Utah???

#22 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-04-27 02:13 PM | Reply

sorry, sorry, meant to say AZ...

#23 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-04-28 06:30 AM | Reply

This is a gain for democrats. Texas is the best example

#8 | POSTED BY EBERLY

It's probably more of a wash.

Let's see how the people in those districts actually vote. Then we will know.

Biden is kicking some GOP butt across the board and Americans are getting the help they have needed. In spite of Republicans. So we will see what we will see come election time.

Everything affects everything.

#24 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-04-28 02:07 PM | Reply

And what if these people moving from these so-called 'blue' to 'red' states actually start voting for Democratic candidates in their new home states? Be careful what you wish for...

OCU

#3 | POSTED BY OCUSER AT 2021-04-26 07:46 PM | FLAG: I do believe that libbies are that stupid, and will vote for the very things that the 'ran away' from as most are incapable of leaning from their mistakes.

Like cancer cells, they spread and do more damage to the body politic.

#25 | Posted by MSgt at 2021-04-28 04:57 PM | Reply

Pf off dbag.

#26 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-04-28 07:05 PM | Reply

Guess the fact that biden condemned trump for his travel embargoes on china and other sheetholes has been forgotten.
Not to mention the fact that trump fast track financed several companies so they could develop the vaccines that are being so widely lauded today. Joe has just given out printed money to blue states that had overspent and under saved. So much free $$s that businesses can't get people to get off free money and go to work.

#27 | Posted by TheMajorKong at 2021-04-28 08:04 PM | Reply

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