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Florida and Texas Gain House Seats While California and New York Lose, Says 2020 Census Results

One census official noted New York would have not lost a House seat if they had counted only 89 more people

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Citizens who reside in two southern states, Florida and Texas, had significantly different experiences while going through the global coronavirus pandemic than those, of say, California and New York. Political leadership had a different attitude in how best to serve its citizens and inflict the least amount of mental, physical and economic pain as a result of COVID-19 plaguing the country.

As a result, we are seeing quantifiable political consequences. On Monday the 2020 census results were announced, and “Florida and Texas gained House seats while California and New York lost one seat each as a result of population shifts” reports National Review.

One census official noted New York would have not lost a House seat if they had counted only 89 more people. National Review reports “preliminary data released by the U.S. Census Bureau in December showed that roughly 126,000 people left the state between July 2019 and July 2020.

Texas gained two House seats “in the census apportionment for a new total of 38 congressional districts, while Florida gained one House seat, bringing its total number of districts to 28.” California lost one House seat, bringing their number of representatives in the House to 52 congressional districts.

National Review points out, “the population of California stopped growing several years before the coronavirus pandemic, and in 2020 the state lost more residents to outmigration than it gained. Residents have migrated to Texas as well as to neighboring states such as Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon.”

Some areas of Texas were seeing a large growth in population before the pandemic began. Austin grew from 2010 to 2019 by 30 percent, making it the fastest-growing metro area in the country. During the pandemic, things accelerated. Austin has become a “destination for tech workers leaving the San Francisco Bay Area.” Tesla’s Elon Musk is building a factory on the outskirts of Austin, as well as the headquarters of his personal foundation to downtown Austin.

National Review notes Texas and Florida saw similar trends for 2020, “with residents moving in during the pandemic.” As for the  likely explanation of the growth, “both states resisted imposing sweeping school and business closures, and most of Florida’s schools have been open for in-person learning since September.”

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  1. Ernest B Scalabrin

    April 27, 2021 at 9:32 am

    You are the best Leo 2.O! Your one of my favorites!

  2. WILLIAM FLYNN

    April 27, 2021 at 10:17 am

    Hope all these Dems are leaving their support for the Party behind them when they move to Texas and here in Florida !!

  3. Eva Smith

    April 27, 2021 at 10:21 am

    Sucks to be them. LMAO

  4. Me

    April 27, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Yea, Yea, Yea

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Sen. Sinema Appears To Quickly Pull A U-Turn After Seeing Biden

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Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) – who dealt a potentially fatal blow to the Democrats’ election reform legislation by refusing President Biden’s push to reform Senate filibuster rules – appears to have avoided Biden as he spoke to reporters after meeting with Senate Democrats to the legislation.

In a video posted on YouTube, as Biden speaks to reporters, Sinema can be seen emerging from a Senate room in the background. As soon as Sinema appears to see Biden, she turns around and walks in the other direction.

Under current Senate rules, at least 60 senators would need to support Biden’s election reform legislation for it to pass. With the 50-50 split in the Senate, Democrats would need at least 10 Republicans to support the bill for it to have any chance of passing. In order to bypass this, Biden has pushed for eliminating the filibuster, which would effectively allow Democrats to ram through their legislation.

On Thursday, Sinema announced that she did not support eliminating the filibuster to allow the bills to pass through the Senate.

“There’s no need for me to restate my longstanding support for the 60-vote threshold to pass legislation. There’s no need for me to restate its role in protecting our country from wild reversals of federal policy,” Sinema said, according to Fox News. “This week’s harried discussions about Senate rules are but a poor substitute for what I believe could have and should have been a thoughtful public debate at any time over the past year.”

“But what is the legislative filibuster, other than a tool that requires new federal policy to be broadly supported by senators, representing the broader cross-section of Americans… Demands to eliminate this threshold from whichever party holds the fleeting majority amount to a group of people separated on two sides of a canyon, shouting that solution to their colleagues,” she continued.

“These bills help treat the symptoms of the disease, but they do not fully address the disease itself. And while I continue to support these bills, I will not support separate actions that worsen the underlying disease of division affecting our country,” Sinema added.

“Some have given up on the goal of erasing our divisions and uniting Americans. I have not,” Sinema stated. “I’ve worked hard to demonstrate in my public service, the value of working with unlikely allies to get results.”

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Biden should ‘sleep with one eye open’ around Harris: Terrell

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Jesse Watters and Leo Terrell react to the Biden-Harris COVID response strategy on ‘Hannity.’

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