Five Out Of Seven New Seats Went To ‘Red States’: Why We Shouldn’t Celebrate… Yet

Five Out Of Seven New Seats Went To ‘Red States’: Why We Shouldn’t Celebrate… Yet


On Monday, following the completion of the 2020 Census, the reapportionment of seats in Congress was announced. Of the seven reapportioned seats, five went to “red states.”  In addition, five of the seven seats on the move were taken from “blue states.”

Of the “red” states to gain seats, Texas gained two, while North Carolina, Florida, and Montana gained one each. Oregon and Colorado also gained one seat.

Out of the Left-leaning states to lose seats, California, Michigan, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and New York each lost one apiece. Ohio and West Virginia also lost one seat.

States gaining seats in reapportionment:
Texas +2
N. Carolina +1
Colorado +1
Oregon +1
Montana +1
Florida +1

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States losing seats:
California -1
New York -1
Illinois -1
Michigan -1
Ohio -1
W. Virginia -1
Pennsylvania -1

— Ian Haworth (@ighaworth) April 26, 2021

For many on the Right, this appears to be cause for celebration. On the surface, it seems like wonderful news for conservatives. However, there is some serious cause for concern if we look at the bigger picture.

Yes, it is

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