2020 Census Results Hurting Red States and Helping Blue States…Here’s My Theory
During the 2020 Census, most of us likely filled out the paperwork that they wanted. I feel like taking part in the Census is something that we should look forward to in some degree because it’s something that our country asks us to do that’s not asking too much.
But then there are those who do feel like it’s asking too much of them and they object to doing it telling the government that they need to just mind their own business.
This sentiment has mostly come from conservatives. I know that because I’m friends with a bunch of them. I heard and read how they responded to the Census and now because of their objections to the Census, they have hurt the rest of us conservatives.
The Epoch Times reported,
Republican-leaning states have been shortchanged at least three congressional seats and electoral college votes because their population was undercounted in the 2020 census. Democrat-leaning states received at least one extra seat and vote due to census overcounts and kept at least two they should have lost, according to an analysis of Census Bureau’s post-census survey.
The bureau acknowledged the errors but said there’s no way to correct them until the next census in 2030.
Several experts and at least one lawmaker have expressed concern over the errors.
“It’s consistently undercounting red states and consistently overcounting blue states,” commented Hans von Spakovsky, head of the Election Law Reform Initiative at the conservative Heritage Foundation.
He called it “a very odd coincidence,” noting that “so far, the Census Bureau hasn’t really explained how and why they made these mistakes.”
It appears the first to sound the alarm over the issue back in June was Fair Lines America (FLA), a conservative-leaning nonprofit focused on redistricting issues.
“It’s obviously concerning that there’s a pattern in the error of the census,” said Adam Kincaid, executive director of FLA and the National Republican Redistricting Trust.
Many people are saying that there is something fishy going on with the counting and that they’re not counting it correctly, but I honestly don’t believe that to be the case based on what I saw. Here are just a few comments about the Census from people I know back in 2020:
“Stop taking censuses.”
“I wish more people had common sense.”
There were several others, but the principle that some stated was not to not make the growth of the government come easy.”
I warned them saying, “You risk losing a representative if you don’t do the census because it’s based on population. If you don’t do the census, you aren’t considered part of the population. A lot of government decisions are made based on the total population.”
Now, it looks like us conservatives are going to pay for it.