Census: Texas Gains 4; Georgia Gains 1

  • conservativej...

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    Dec 21, 2010 3:38 PM GMT
    Based upon the latest read of the official census numbers, twelve U.S. House seats will shift with Texas gaining four seats while Georgia gains one seat. There are some seven other seats to shift with South Carolina, Florida, Washington, Arizona, Utah, Nevada getting a seat, with Florida getting two sets.

    What is your prediction as to the party each states new seat will most likely assist?
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    Dec 21, 2010 4:27 PM GMT
    Reports already in the media indicate a loss for Democratic leaning states in the northeast, and a gain for Republican leaning states in the south and west. The changes will trigger redistricting, which will also favor the Republicans. Based on their gains in the state races, they are in an advantageous position when drawing up the districts..
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    Dec 21, 2010 9:27 PM GMT
    This is mainly because of the sharp population growth among latinos. In the north they are keeping the birthrates less "negative" but their presence isn't as great and so there's still an overall decline.
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    Dec 22, 2010 2:36 AM GMT
    I agree with Mock and the Latino growth in those states and the anti-immigration stance of the Republican party will probably make them more competitive than they are now.