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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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5 Comments

  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

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COVID-19

BLM Leader Vows to ‘Abolish’ NYC Mayor De Blasio’s Vax Passports

Says ‘Free Pass to Racism’,  ‘Modern-Day Freedom Papers’

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Chivona Newsome

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio’s vaccine mandates and consequential vaccine passports necessary to enter most bars and restaurants in the city are being dubbed racist by a Black Lives Matter leader.

Chivona Newsome co-founded the Greater New York Chapter of BLM and also ran as a congressional candidate in 2020 for New York’s 15th district sent a statement to Fox News explaining the claims of racism.

“Although Mayor Bill De Blasio ran on progressives values, nothing in his tenure will attest to his campaign promises,” Newsome stated. “The September 13th vaccine mandate is racist and specifically targets Black New Yorkers. The vaccination passports are modern-day Freedom Papers, which limit the free will of Black people.”

De Blasio’s mandates went into effect September 13, ordering indoor establishments making patrons show proof of vaccination before entering. Businesses can face fines up to $5,000 for not complying. On September 20, the Mayor’s office announced it had already issued 3,200 warnings to businesses in the first week.

Newsome continued, “The vaccination mandates infringe upon the civil liberties of the Black community…It’s more than where we can dine or enjoy entertainment, it will result in loss of income. As of Monday, September 27, Black health care workers and educators will lose their jobs.”

Newsome’s concerns for minorities and repercussions such as losing jobs is the same reasoning hundreds of groups and unions across the country have stood up against Biden’s vaccine mandate. Postal workers, Police unions, Nurse Unions and Hospital administrators are all amongst those expressing outrage.

Newsome says De Blasio’s actions are a direct attack on black Americans, and he “chose to disenfranchise and force the very people who elected him into poverty and second-class citizenship.”

She explained that de Blasio is, “fully aware of the hesitancy and distrust people of African descent have about vaccination and their interactions with government and law enforcement.” Newsome concluded, “the vaccination passport will not be a free pass to racism. Our organization pledges to demonstrate until the vaccine mandate is abolished.”

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Democrat Pushes Back On False Claim Border Patrol Agents Whipped Migrants

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Henry Cuellar

During a CNN interview on Tuesday, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) pushed back on false claims by other Democrat lawmakers that U.S. Border Patrol agents riding horses were swinging whips at illegal immigrants trying to cross the southern border.

CNN anchor Victor Blackwell pushed the false information during, saying the Border Patrol agents were hitting migrants with what “appears to use what looks like a rope or a lasso” and then asking Cuellar for his reaction.

“Well, you know, certainly, we got to make sure we treat all the immigrants with respect and dignity,” Cuellar responded. “But I will say this, Border Patrol has had those horse brigades for a while, they’ve had them for a while, number one. Number two, they don’t carry whips. And they do not carry lassos. I think the picture you’re talking about, at least the one I’ve seen is the rein, the rein of the horses.”

“And should those be used? Should those be used should even if it is a rein?” Blackwell asked.

“Well, again, if there was a problem, it should be investigated,” Cuellar responded. “And I think that’s it, but we cannot paint the Border Patrol with that same type of paintbrush. Look, you know, what are they supposed to do? Just stand there and let everybody come in? You know, they’re supposed to be enforcing the law, but again, as to how you enforce the law, you got to make sure you treat people with dignity and respect.”

The CNN interview came after a video surfaced of illegal immigrants attempting to evade U.S. Border Patrol agents on horses and run into the country. In response, many Democrats falsely declared that the agents were using whips on the migrants – despite the fact that Border Patrol agents do not carry whips and there being zero evidence any of the agents struck any of the migrants.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), for example, tweeted, “The images of inhumane treatment of Haitian migrants by Border Patrol—including the use of whips—are unacceptable They are fleeing violence and natural disaster and seeking protection in our country The Administration must uphold our refugee laws and stop Title 42 deportations.”

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