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Michigan May Lose Congressional District in 2020

 
Michigan May Lose Congressional District in 2020
Posted January 13th, 2014 @ 3:43am by Michigan Radio Network

Despite statistics that Michigan's population has started to come back, an online political website says Michigan is likely to lose another seat in the US House after the next census in 2020.

The website "RealClearPolitics.com" predicts that Michigan will be one of seven states that will lose a congressional district.

The others are Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Illinois.

Losing a seat would mean Michigan would have 13 House seats instead of 14.

Comparatively, as recently as 1970, Michigan had 19 US House seats.

The website predicts that the big winner in 2020 will be Texas, which is expected to gain two US House Seats.

Gaining one seat each will be Montana, Colorado, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida.

Congressional seat assignments are based on population trends as determined by the US Census.

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