Posted Dec 21, 2010 at 7:19 AM by Maurice Berger
Based on the 2010 census, which states are now slated to gain or loose U.S. House seats (and well as electoral votes, one per house seat lost). Next week, the Census Bureau will release its official state population totals and the allotment of House seats for the next
decade. The Waal Street Journal reports that "Republicans tightened their grip on the U.S. House with the release of
new population figures that show GOP-leaning states in the South and
Southwest will add congressional seats in the next election. . . . The big winner in 2012 and beyond is Texas, which will add four seats.
Ohio and New York will each lose two seats. Elsewhere in the South,
Florida will add two seats, and Georgia will add one . . .
The population count "confirmed long-held assumptions that the balance of power in the country is tilting away from Democratic strongholds in the Northeast and Midwest to warmer states in the Sunbelt, where Republicans hold sway."