New York just lost a seat in Congress by 89 people: Census data
New York State will lose a seat in Congress because of just 89 people.
"If 89 people more had been counted in New York, the state would not have lost a congressional seat," USA Today/Gannett reporter Mike Ellis reports.
If 89 people more had been counted in New York, the state would not have lost a congressional seat.— Mike Ellis (@Mike Ellis)1619465303.0
Voting rights and statistics experts confirm the news:
New York was 89 people away from not losing a Congressional seat. Wow— Ari Berman (@Ari Berman)1619465379.0
Wait, wait: the Census Bureau says if New York had *89* more people in its population count, it would not have lost… https://t.co/mxEx8z3R1Q— Taniel (@Taniel)1619465379.0
Wow. Minnesota beat out New York for the 435th seat in the House by 89 (!) people.— Dave Wasserman (@Dave Wasserman)1619465404.0
Here's a map of the winners and losers. Overall, blue states lost seats, red states gained seats.
Texas gained two seats in the House. Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Montana, and Oregon gained one each.
States losing one seat each: California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Not a good time to want the House of Reps to worry about the Great Lakes (states in purple all losing a seat in Con… https://t.co/1IPU7MqB5d— Herb Jackson (@Herb Jackson)1619466410.0
Census Bureau just released these short videos:
The Census Bureau just released the first #2020Census results, which included the number of seats each state will h… https://t.co/NMoQnklpxJ— U.S. Census Bureau (@U.S. Census Bureau)1619464420.0
Apportionment is the process of calculating how many seats each state gets in the U.S. House of Representatives. T… https://t.co/jlrZbLoXMw— U.S. Census Bureau (@U.S. Census Bureau)1619437151.0