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California may lose congressional district in wake of 2020 census count

California may lose congressional district in wake of 2020 census count

Nine other states are posed to lose districts, and seven others will likely gain congressional seats.

Projections indicate that when the final 2020 census numbers are in California may lose a seat in Congress for the first time in history.

According to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released on Monday, approximately 203,000 people moved out of California between 2018 and 2019 – with the bulk of them heading to other western states like Arizona, Texas and Colorado, where the cost of life is less pricey.

If these numbers hold true in next year’s census count, California would see its number of seats in the House of Representatives drop from 53 to 52. While the loss of one seat would do little to diminish California’s influence in the lower chamber of Congress, there is the possibility that the states Californians are migrating to could potentially pick up a seat – a move that could alter both the local and federal political map.

Where did all the Californians flee? The Lone Star State, of course! And those new residents will also potentially add seats to three other destination states as well.

A 2019 relocation study by Texas Realtors found that 63,175 Californians moved to Texas in 2017, while California was the top destination for Texans to move — nearly 41,000 relocated here.

Texas is likely to gain three seats following the 2020 decennial count, according to Frey’s analysis of census data, while states such as Arizona, Colorado and Oregon may gain one seat apiece.

California isn’t the only state facing the potential loss of a congressional seat either! There are 9 others: Alabama, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.

On the other hand, 7 states are poised to gain seats.

Colorado is one of five states in the West and South that are projected to gain a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives once the population count effort is complete. The others are Arizona, Montana, North Carolina and Oregon. Florida is expected to gain at least two seats and Texas is expected to gain at least three.

“I’m thrilled that Colorado is set to increase our clout in Washington D.C. Washington needs more of our Colorado common-sense and another member of Congress from Colorado is good for our state and our country,” Gov. Jared Polis said in a prepared statement he released on Tuesday.

While it may not be legal to prevent recently relocated Californians from voting in state and local elections, it would be worthwhile for current citizens to prepare campaign ads that featured homeless camps, rats, needle-cluttered children’s parks, and other reminders to those refugee voters about the consequences of choosing poorly.


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First, I hope Mayor Pete spent a bunch of bucks for the add.

Second, I really hope the California Economic/Political Refugees help keep Texas from flipping to Democrats. Just because I have lived among the California Democrats for the last 40 years doesn’t mean I wanna live with them after retirement….

Sadly, Californians, like alcoholics, usually just do a “geographical” and take the problems with them to a new location.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to MajorWood. | January 5, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    You paint with a broad brush. I left it in my rear-view mirror.

      Broad brush but generally accurate. Ex-Californians turned Colorado, Oregon and Washington blue, and have gone a long way towards doing the same in Nevada, Arizona and Texas. Here in Florida, New York refugees seem similarly determined to vote in the policies and politicians they fled from in their home state. Clearly you have to be less than astute to vote Democratic to begin with, but the Rust Belt has absorbed the lesson.

The American system seems to be working, doesn’t it? States’ failing ‘laboratories’ cause citizens to move (we have freedom of travel, Constitutionally) to more highly functioning states. Those more highly functioning states get more votes in Congress, so their policies are perpetuated.

Now, if we can get together and boycott all the left’s products, we could get back our schools, media, news, etc.

The left exists ONLY to make money, but in a corrupt Soviet kind of system. (The freaks of the left have little ability to earn the kind of money being corrupt toadies to leftist masters by getting any other job. Just look at colon kapernick: a has-been football player who has a new source of income being nike’s leftist mouthpiece, whereby indoctrinted blacks buy nike’s products. Kinda simple, really.)

Imagine selling your country out at any price, let alone for a few bucks from nike.

Remember Gov. Rick Perry -and Texans in general – crowing about convincing tech firms to relocate their businesses to friendly, low tax Texas?

    Tom Servo in reply to Tiki. | January 5, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    It actually worked quite well, and is still working. Texas has gained an incredible amount of wealth from the move – and John Cornyn is still going to win re-election with 60% of the vote in November. All the hype about “Texas turning blue” is just MSM/Prog agitprop.

    and Beto is finished forever, just like the Castro brothers. None of them could win a state wide election to be the guy who scrapes dead armadillos off the roads.

Projections indicate that when the final 2020 census numbers are in…
Sadly, I don’t think – after the last 3 years – we can count on any blue state losing anything, until AT LEAST 2024*, and maybe not until 2030.

What? You think that people who refuse to abide by an election, who refuse to acknowledge a lack of a crime, are going to let something as basic as a census stop them from doing whatever the heck they think they can get away with? If so, I don’t think you’ve been paying attention to the new Democrat will-to-power normal.

(* I think it will take until at least 2022 to get any halfway realistic numbers out of the census, especially given the obstinance of the Deep State. That means at least 2024 before any re-apportionment can take effect.)

Subotai Bahadur | January 5, 2020 at 6:19 pm

This is California. Like all other Democrat ruled polities, the Federal Constitution, State Constitution, and Federal laws are subservient to the needs and desires of the Party. Why should they send one less Congress-critter to DC? They will just send the same number and claim a precedent with their illegal alien amnesties, drivers licenses, and voting. And call anyone who says otherwise a racist.

Subotai Bahadur

    Um, no, that’s not how it works. No later than Jan-25-2021, the Clerk of the House of Representatives is required to notify each state how many representatives it will be entitled to in the next congress. The California Redistricting Commission will then draw up the required number of districts, and that will be that.

      Milhous, you might be living in a pre-0bama mindset. You’re quoting law concerning people who have shown themselves to not give much of a damn about the law – except when it benefits them. I predict a lot of stupid gyrations and idiotic claims to try and prevent any loss by blue states.

      (Note: I am NOT claiming any of these manipulations or claims will be honest or legal. Just that the Dems seem to have lost a great deal of their senses, when it comes to actually following the rules of our fair land.)

        Milhouse in reply to GWB. | January 5, 2020 at 9:12 pm

        It doesn’t matter what they say. The law is the law, and it will be carried out whether they like it or not.

          I give you: (drum roll) – John Roberts, Thurgood Marshall, Ruth “Foreign Law” Ginsberg, and ??

          You have an awful lot of faith in something that has no power without humans enacting it. And some unfounded measure of faith in those humans charged with enacting it.

          Note that I didn’t say they would necessarily succeed in their plans. But I think they will manage to delay things and make a grotesque hash and circus of what should be a simple counting of people and where they live.

          Barry in reply to Milhouse. | January 6, 2020 at 12:17 am

          “The law is the law” and corrupted beyond recognition as actual law.

          You need look no further than the Clintons to know the state of law in this country.

          The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Milhouse. | January 6, 2020 at 2:20 pm

          No. It really won’t. We are no longer a nation of laws, and haven’t been for a very long time.

Conservative Beaner | January 5, 2020 at 6:22 pm

Don’t worry, California will not lose a seat but maybe add one or two. They will just make sure some people are counted twice and add a few 100,000 more illegals to the final tally.

One thing’s for sure: the seat they delete will be one currently held by one of the — four? three? — Republicans that have managed to keep getting elected to Congress out there.

The Friendly Grizzly | January 6, 2020 at 2:18 pm

My disappointment is that it is only one district.

The problem is they’re continuing to vote the way they always have. I’m beginning to think this is a dem strategy; force the hopelessly indoctrinated idiots to fan out all over the country and spread their poison. My state will probably pick up a couple of seats, but they’ll be safe democrat. So sad for what used to be a solid red state.

We’ve had so much influx from NY & south of the border we now have a dem governor. Two of our republican senators aren’t running again because of redistricting (Holders fingerprints all over that one). It’s sad. There will soon be nowhere left to run.