12/24/2008

Next Census promises some changes in Congress

CNS News has the story here:

Southern and western states are poised to snatch more congressional seats from the rest of the country as Americans pursue open spaces and warmer climates.

The nation's migration west and south has slowed, according to new government population estimates. But states in the Northeast and Midwest are still projected to lose political clout in Washington after the 2010 census, when the nation apportions the 435 seats in the House of Representatives, based on population.

Texas stands to be the biggest winner, picking up as many as four seats, while Ohio could be the big loser, giving up as many as two seats, according to projections by two firms that specialize in political apportionment. California is in danger of losing a seat for the first time since it became a state, though experts disagree on the likelihood of that happening. . . .


GIven that Texas is still a Republican state and the Northeast is all Democrats, this will be a small pick up for Republicans.

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Blogger Kathleen Fasanella said...

GIven that Texas is still a Republican state and the Northeast is all Democrats, this will be a small pick up for Republicans.

Particularly since all the urban centers in Texas went for Obama. Obama took Dallas and Houston. Obviously it's a given that he'd take Austin and El Paso.

12/24/2008 10:05 AM  
Blogger JFA in Montreal said...

Can this be interpreted to show how much trust there is in the predictions of global warming? It comes to reason that if people were truly believing the dire predictions, they would flee in the other direction... Or that the calamity of socialism is worse than being fried alive in a desertic hell?
[chuckle chuckle]

12/24/2008 1:13 PM  
Blogger be603 said...

"There's always hope."(Aragon at Helms Deep).

In this case maybe we Red State folks can out breed them!

12/24/2008 7:45 PM  

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