After reading this you’ll understand why Dems were so angry over Trump’s census push. That move will eliminate many of their congressional seats…and appears as if New York State Dems are looking to target AOC’s district.
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) December 31, 2019
Sure, we’ve heard this could be a possibility for a while now – AOC’s House district could be redrawn based on the 2020 census.
And now we know that New York state is projected to lose one seat.
AOC has known this could be a big problem for her and again, it explains why Democrats threw a tantrum when President Trump proposed the changes to the 2020 census.
You’ll recall that the Trump admin proposed a change to the 2020 census by adding a citizenship question.”
The reason this really ticked off AOC s because her district is almost a quarter noncitizen.
And as pretty much everyone figured all the areas that will be impacted are Democratic strongholds.
For Ocasio-Cortez, a full Census count is more than a matter of making sure her district gets all the funds and services it’s due. In a sense, her own political fortunes could hang in the balance.
A review by THE CITY, building on data and analysis by The Texas Tribune, suggests Ocasio-Cortez’ district could be particularly vulnerable to undercount because a little over a quarter of those living there are non-citizens.
That’s a higher percentage than any other congressional district in the state.
A Census undercount in Ocasio-Cortez’ district and elsewhere in the state could lead to the elimination of congressional districts — potentially setting off politically charged redistricting battles.
New York already is on track to lose up to two congressional seats during reapportionment due to population decline and slower rate of growth, according to a December report by Election Data Services.
“Every member of Congress should be concerned about the Census,” said Jeffrey Wice, a fellow at SUNY Buffalo Law School and redistricting expert who’s a senior advisor to New York Counts 2020. [The City NYC]
What President Trump is doing is brilliant. This move he’s making will literally cut to the very core of Dems political power and control.
Obama and George Soros’s son Alex are working night and day on “redistricting” to help build their power in other places. They call it “far maps” but it’s anything but “fair” it’s just another power grab.
But, it’s effective. Look what Dems did in Virginia.
Thank goodness President Trump is on top of this and fighting back.
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