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Where political power moved in the 2020 Census

CNN, 04 May 2021
Southern and Western states saw the most growth over the past 10 years according to the US Census Bureau, and they gained congressional seats because of it. In this latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains who gained (and lost) the most from reapportionment, and what this means for political power going forward.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

Census Bureau announces 331 million people in US, Texas will add two congressional seats
https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/26/politics/us-census-2020-results/index.html

https://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial/2020/data/apportionment/apportionment-2020-tableC1.pdf

https://twitter.com/Redistrict/status/1386760864267649032

A churning Golden State on the eve of new population numbers
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/california-census-data-instate-migration/2021/04/24/f6713afc-a1ea-11eb-9b58-c2af37714c3e_story.html

California is about to lose a seat in Congress for the first time. Texas will gain 2
https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article250951544.html

https://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2004/pages/results/states/TX/P/00/

https://www.nytimes.com/elections/2012/results/states/texas.html?mtrref=undefined&gwh=01CD3228F348AF9B1916E13167BF4A31&gwt=pay&assetType=PAYWALL

Why Texas will soon be the most politically important state
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/30/politics/texas-2020-census-reapportionment-house/index.html

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