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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!

    • Team Terrell

      April 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm

      Thank you Ernest!

  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

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Two Illegal Immigrants Arrested For Allegedly Plotting July 4 Mass Shooting

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Two illegal immigrants in Virginia have been arrested for allegedly plotting a mass shooting on a July 4 celebration after a “hero citizen” overheard a conversation about the plot and called police.

“A hero citizen picked up the phone and overheard a conversation there was a mass shooting being planned here in the city of Richmond, Virginia,” Richmond Chief of Police Gerald Smith said Wednesday.

“Two illegal immigrants, 52-year-old Julio Alvarado-Dubon and 38-year-old Rolman Balacarcel, were arrested and charged with being a non-U.S. citizens in possession of a gun after police uncovered a plot that the duo planned a mass shooting at Richmond’s July 4 celebration Monday,” Fox News reported. “Smith said that police investigated Alvarado-Dubon based on a tip to police by someone he would only refer to as a ‘hero citizen.’ Police investigated the claims and found Alvarado-Dubon was in possession of two rifles, one handgun, and 223 rounds of ammunition. He was arrested on July 1, while Balacarcel was placed under surveillance and eventually arrested on the same charges on Tuesday.”

Smith also addressed reports that one of the suspects has been deported several times but continued to illegally reenter the United States, saying it was “frustrating” that a person could repeatedly break the law and still be able to plan out a mass murder.

The news comes as illegal immigration has reached the highest level on record with nearly 240,000 migrants being encountered by border officials in May.

“There were an unprecedented 239,416 migrant encounters at the Southern border in May, CBP reports. This is the highest monthly total in DHS history, beating the record that was set the month before in April w/ 234,088,” Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin wrote on Twitter.

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National Public Radio Discontinues Reading the Declaration of Inependence

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A post by Todd Starnes alerts that National Public Radio (NPR) has ditched its annual ritual of reading the Declaration of Independence. NPR, derisively referred to by Starnes as “National Public Welfare Radio,” announced the cessation of reading the Declaration. Which staffers at the taxpayer-funded radio network had been reading aloud the document since 1988.

The void that would have resulted from not reading the Declaration was not unfilled. “Instead, NPR broadcast an 11-minute conversation about whether or not the Founding Fathers actually meant the words “all men are created equal.” Here’s a link if you’d like to listen to their “screed” (which also reminds us frequently that many of the Founding Fathers owned slaves).

Starnes disclosed that he owns “KWAM, the leading news talk radio station in Memphis, Tennessee. It angers me that my tax dollars are used to prop up a broadcast competitor that spits on our Founding Fathers and our Founding Documents.”

Interestingly, NPR’s newly voiced contempt and cynicism for the Declaration of Independence does not encompass refusing taxpayer-funded government support. Whether or not the Founding Fathers meant what they said and what they wrote may be grist for energetic banter on a radio program that is increasingly committed to shrill progressive virtue signaling. However, the topic of this discussion among smug well-remunerated media activists is irrelevant. The words of the Founding Fathers have been inspirational for two hundred and forty-six years and have been the moral and legal foundation used to free the slaves and develop Constitutional principles to ensure that slavery can never be implemented in this country. Slavery currently exists in several countries now, but NPR is dedicated to ignoring that scourge.

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