Census Data Update: Will GOP See Apportionment Gains? | RealClearPolitics

Census Data Update: Will GOP See Apportionment Gains?

Census Data Update: Will GOP See Apportionment Gains?

Going into this decennial reapportionment, it appeared that states’ congressional delegations were poised for widespread reshuffling of the deck.  New York was on the cusp of losing two seats, while Texas and Florida were in a position to pick up three and two, respectively. Given the legislatures that control redistricting in these states, it seemingly offered substantial opportunities for Republicans to redraw the lines in ways that boosted their chances in the House significantly.

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