The 2020 census of the United States won’t just be counting noses, it will also be determining just how many members of the US House of Representatives each of the 50 states will send to Congress.
Perhaps even more important, the latest census will also determine just how many electoral votes every state is allotted. Suffice it to say, there have been some changes that can only be described as historic.
A prime example would be that California for the first time in history will actually be losing a congressional seat along with its corresponding electoral vote, as reported by the Sacramento Bee.
Yet another historical first, Montana will send more members to the House than Rhode Island. Many of these monumental shifts in population aren’t just applying only to the Rocky Mountain States or New England, guess again.
As noted by the everything intelligence, analytics, and marketing website InsightsAssociation.com;
According to analysis from Election Data Services (EDS), using estimates from the Census Bureau, “13 states will be impacted by changes in their congressional delegation if these new numbers were used for apportionment today” (one more than last year’s estimate.)
While multiple possible scenarios could be in play, New York looks likely to be the biggest loser, and Florida and Texas the biggest winners.
States Gaining Districts (7)
- Arizona +1 (from 9 to 10)
- Colorado +1 (from 7 to 8)
- Florida +2 (from 27 to 29)
- Montana +1 (from At-large to 2)
- North Carolina +1 (from 13 to 14)
- Oregon +1 (from 5 to 6)
- Texas +3 (from 36 to 39)
States Losing Districts (8 or 10)
- Alabama -1 (from 7 to 6)
- California -1 or even (from 53 to 52 or no change)
- Illinois -1 (from 18 to 17)
- Michigan -1 (from 14 to 13)
- Minnesota -1 or even (from 8 to 7 or no change)
- New York -2 (from 27 to 25)
- Ohio -1 (from 16 to 15)
- Pennsylvania -1 (from 18 to 17)
- Rhode Island -1 (from 2 to 1)
- West Virginia -1 (from 3 to 2)