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Texas Gains House Seats, N.Y. Loses as Census Hands Edge to GOP

  • New York state was 89 people short of keeping a House seat
  • Census state population counts redistribute U.S. House seats
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How the 2020 Census Can Redraw the U.S. Political Landscape
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Texas will gain two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives under new Census numbers released Monday, while states in the Northeast and Midwest will lose seven in a shift of political clout to Republican strongholds before the 2022 midterms.

The Census numbers showed the U.S. population grew much more slowly than expected, with fewer people migrating to the South and West than earlier projections.