Census Surprise: 2.5 Million More Blue State Residents

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Issue #273
04/28/2021
1) Census Suprise: 2.5 Million More Blue State Residents

There is something highly suspicious about the new revised 2020 Census Bureau state population data which among other things, determines which states pick up seats and which states lost seats in the House of Representatives. Suddenly there are 2.5 million more residents of blue states, and 500,000 fewer residents of red states than originally estimated by the Census Bureau.

These are the giant differences between the official 2020 Census count and the December, 2020 estimate. Nearly all of the big unexpected population gains were in blue states, and most of the unexpected population losses were in red states. Coincidence? The New York population number was revised UPWARD by some 850,000 people. Implausibly, that is double the combined population of Buffalo and Rochester. During COVID hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers LEFT the Empire State. 

Why does this matter? Remember: a switch in three or four seats in 2022 elections could flip the House and take the gavel away from current Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats. Also, many federal grant distributions to states are based on their population. 

The original projections for the Census reapportionment had New York losing two seats, Rhode Island losing a seat, and Illinois perhaps losing two seats. Instead, New York and Illinois only lose one seat and Rhode Island loses no seats. Meanwhile, Texas was expected to gain three seats, Florida two seats, and Arizona one seat. Instead, Texas gains one two seats, Florida only one, and Arizona none.

The table below shows the states that “gained” and “lost” the most population since December estimates and Team Biden took over the Census.

The biggest upward changes from the December estimates: Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The biggest downward changes: Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.

One partial explanation for the larger than expected population numbers for the blue states could be the massive campaign to drive up Census participation in blue states. But something is fishy here and Congress should demand an investigation. 

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