The results of the 2020 Census are in, and they could help erase the Democrats’ tiny majority in the House.
Due to so many people voting with their feet to flee blue states for red states, Texas will get two more House seats and Trump-supporting Florida, Montana and North Carolina will each pick up one.
On the other hand, Ohio and West Virginia, which went for Trump in 2020, will each lose one seat, and Biden-backing Colorado and Oregon will gain one each. But Biden-supporting swing states Pennsylvania and Michigan and solidly blue California, Illinois and New York will all lose one seat each (New York reportedly fell short by just 89 people!)
That adds up to a net gain of three seats for red states and a net loss of one seat for blue states, in an election where Republicans just need to pick up five seats to take back the House. Although I hope and expect that they will pick up more than that.
One caveat: Republicans in red states should clearly and repeatedly remind the newcomers that they came there to flee destructive leftist policies, so don’t vote for them to ruin your new home. They should point to oil- and gas-rich Texas, where a reliance on wind power led to California-style blackouts during a historic cold snap. The Democrats keep threatening to “Turn Texas Blue” and for a week or so, their policies accomplished it.