December 21, 2010 9:31 AM Subscribe
posted by XQUZYPHYR (68 comments total)
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The final data for the 2010 Census
has just been released, showing the last decade's trends in population, growth and diversity.
Of course the most political aspect will be the reapportionment of Congressional districts
based on the new data, with the new numbers appearing to be very favorable to the Republican Party in the 2012 election. (Votes in the Electoral College are based on the number of seats each state has in the House and Senate, with an additional 3 apportioned for the District of Columbia)
Texas was the biggest winner, gaining four additional House seats, while Ohio and New York both lose two. Over a dozen electoral votes that went to Barack Obama in the 2008 election have now shifted to states that voted for John McCain.