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Based on Monday’s figures, Texas is poised to gain two congressional seats, and Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina and Oregon are expected to gain one. Eight states are expected to lose one seat: California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and West Virginia.
The actual reapportionment calculation will take place by December 2020, with its details worked out in 2021. Each state will redraw its legislative maps, and those that have more than one congressional seat will redraw districts as well.
The shift of political power away from the Northeast and Midwest toward the Southeast and Southwest is the result of residents flocking to states with warm weather, strong job growth, cheaper housing and, in some cases, lower taxes.
originally posted by: rickymouse
Yeah, housing is cheaper where it is warmer because of less heating bills. This global warming is supposed to warm up the planet, people up north are getting frustrated, it isn't happening fast enough.. California and some other states have created really high costs of livings and are taxing the hell out of their people, people have the choice to move out of that state to somewhere where they can live better for less. The people in charge of some of the states are totally disconected from the working class who work and still cannot afford to pay those high costs created by state government causing a high cost of living in the area.