The number of seats of 13 states in the House of Representatives will be reshuffled in the 2022 elections after the latest reapportionment, the WSJ reported.
- The U.S. population rose 7.4% in the past decade to reach 331,449,281 on April 1, 2020, the Census Bureau reported.
- Texas will gain two seats while Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon will add one seat each.
- California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia will lose one seat each.
- Utah, Idaho, and Texas reported the biggest growths while West Virginia, Mississippi, and Illinois recorded the biggest drops.
- The latest reapportionment is expected to favor red states as the party gains more net seats, and it has more control in the change of congressional maps.
- The GOP is in control of drawing new maps in 187 districts, down from 219 a decade ago. Democrats will be in charge of 75 districts, up from 44 the previous decade.
- The Census Bureau will release more detailed population details starting August.