Projecting population trends among the 50 states redistricting consultant Clark Bensen of Polidata Incorporated predicts that Illinois will be among the state that lose representation in the United States Congress.
For all but one decade I have lived in Illinois, its relative share of the country’s population has declined enough for us to lose a congressman.
· 25 during the 1950’sOther projected losers:
· 24 during the 1960’s
· 24 during the 1970’s
· 22 during the 1980’s
· 20 during the 1990’s
· 19 during the 2000’s
Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York (-2), Ohio (-2) and PennsylvaniaIf the Democrats will just raise our income taxes 67%, maybe we lose two seats.
Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Texas (+2) and Utah.Thanks to Paul Richardson at Capitol Fax Blog for the tip pointing me to The Thicket story by Tim Storey.
Posted first at McHenry County Blog, a blog that does not go to sleep over the weekend.