The new census data shows a decline in the population in rural areas and some rust belt cities. This may target them during the change of constituency of the US House of Representatives.
While the suburban council districts continue to flood in new residents, members of large areas of rural America and some rust belt cities need more people to represent them.
In rural Illinois:
Republican Mary Miller has a population of less than 73,000. In northeastern Ohio, Democrat Tim Ryan needs an extra 88,000. In addition, the Detroit area of Democratic Representative Rashida tribe has a shortage of more than 100,000 people, which is one of the biggest shortages in the country.
These figures come from the Associated Press’s analysis of the 2020 new census data, which reveals that the United States is prospering in cities and suburbs at the expense of small towns.
Emptying the provinces is particularly difficult news for the Republicans, who are increasingly relying on local voters to win seats in the parliament. Of the 61 depopulated U.S. House of Representatives districts, 35 are controlled by the Republican Party.
Needs to win seats:
The party only needs to win 5 seats to gain control of the House of Representatives in 2022. However, West Virginia will definitely lose its seat and may be hit in Illinois and New York.
This strategy will definitely be questioned in the legislature and the courts.
The Democrats challenged the current map of Wisconsin on Friday, anticipating the reorganization of the secession government’s deadlock, arguing that the court should intervene and file a new lawsuit. I did not waste time.
Political parties will not only compete where they can get seats, but also where they can get rid of their enemies.
This means that the most difficult battles for mapmakers will take place in areas with fewer populations than a decade ago, such as Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and all other states that have lost seats in the US House of Representatives due to population delays.
Due to the change of constituency:
Ohio will be reduced from 16 seats to 15 seats. According to an analysis by the Associated Press, of the 10 most sparsely populated regions, 3 are located in Ohio and are determined based on the number of residents needed in each region.
Ryan’s district is still voting for the Democratic Party but tends to support the Republican Party in the recent presidential election.
Paul Baker, a former professor of political science at Ohio State University, said that the Republicans who managed the change in Ohio’s electoral districts “dismantled” Ryan’s electoral district and placed their residents in other neighboring electoral districts.
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