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Report: Fla. adds 2 seats, N.Y. loses


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Mar 21, 2005
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A new estimate of House reapportionment gains and losses resulting from this year’s Census reveals a larger-than-expected impact on Florida and New York. According to Washington-based Election Data Services, which reviewed new Census data from a private-sector demographic firm, Florida would gain two House seats and New York would lose two seats.

They would join two other states that already were projected to have multiple-seat changes. Based on the tentative Census data, Texas is expected to gain four House seats and Ohio likely will lose two seats.

According to the EDS estimate, six other states each would gain one seat: Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington. Eight states would each lose one seat: Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Report: Fla. adds 2 seats, N.Y. loses - Richard E. Cohen - POLITICO.com

If only it were Rangel and Nadler we were losing.

In terms of the political impact, this looks like it will be an 8-seat swing in the Electoral College for most years.
The thing that now will come into play will be the gerrymandering that will be going on in every state that it either gaining or losing, and of course that will be up mostly to the party in the majority in each state.

There really should be a better way but even if one was to come up with a better system the fight over making it an even playing field would be a bloody one, metaphorically speaking.

It's never been a level playing field and I suppose it never will be.
Well we all know that all those people leaving New York are just going to Florida to retire anyway, guess they took their Congressional seats with them.
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