The impact of the census on House seats for 2012
We’ve all been wondering how it would shake out. Jamie Dupree (if you’re not following him in Twitter, you should) just tweeted:
BOTTOM LINE – New York & Ohio lose 2 seats; IA, IL, LA, MA, MI, MO, NJ and PA lose one House seat.
Interesting stuff. Those are the losers. Who picks them up?
GA picks up one as does SC, AZ, UT, NV and WA. FL picks up 2 and TX picks up 4.
So … the south picks up 7 seats (-1 in LA, remember?), the west 4 and the northeast and midwest lose 11.
Suddenly we’ve got a little different ballgame in 2012. Why?
Don’t forget, the change in House seats also changes Electoral Votes for President in 2012.