Census Results Favor Republicans

The census results are in and it looks like Republicans will get the better end of the deal once reapportionment is all said and done.

Most of the states gaining federal representation are Red states and most of the states losing representation are Blue states.   Texas is by far the biggest winner, gaining four new House seats while New York and Ohio are the biggest losers with two fewer House seats each!  Redistricting aside, this is a good sign for Republicans:

Texas gained four House seats and Florida picked up two, while New York and Ohio each lost two seats in the new census count.

Other winners included Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington. They each gained one seat.

States losing one seat each were Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Click here for a Census map.

While this news will make Republican leaders smile, the states’ redistricting process that will be worked on next year will likely give them an even better political edge.  Since the November election sweep by Republicans bled down to the state level they will control the redistricting process in many of the state congresses.  Again, Texas will be leading in that battle.