Graeme Jennings – Pool / Getty ImagesSpeaker of the House Nancy Pelosi gestures during a news conference in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center in Washington on March 19. (Graeme Jennings – Pool / Getty Images)
The final results of the 2020 Census are not in yet, but preliminary evidence indicates that, in the elections of 2022, six to seven House seats could flip from Democrat to Republican as a result of the reapportionment that will follow the final tally later this year.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats now rule by only a five-seat margin.
The big winner will be Texas, which is likely to pick up three additional seats. Florida is likely to gain two.
Among red states, North Carolina, Montana and Arizona are likely to gain one seat each.
But among blue states, Oregon and Colorado might pick up one seat each as well.