States That Gained or Lost House Seats in Census

Texas is big winner (4), while New York and Ohio lose 2 each
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2010 2:10 PM CST
The Texas flag. The state gained the most House seats in the new Census: 4.   (Flickr)

(Newser) – Here's a look at the states that will either gain or lose seats in the House based on the new Census results, from the Wall Street Journal:

  • Gainers: Texas, 4; Florida, 2; and six states with 1: Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah, and Washington.
  • Losers: New York and Ohio lost 2 seats each, and eight states lost a single seat: Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Crunch those new numbers, and the results aren't great for President Obama, notes New York's Daily Intel blog. Generally speaking, states that he lost gained seats, and states that he won lost seats. Obama would have had six fewer electoral votes under these new allotments. "That could mean the difference in a close race, but it won't change the campaign—the same states that are always battlegrounds will remain battlegrounds, and the election will pretty much hinge on who gets Ohio and Florida, which is great for those two states," writes Dan Amira. Click here for more.
(Read more 2010 census stories.)

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