For the First Time in State History
California is likely going to lose at least one Congressional seat after the 2020 census due to its declining population growth. For many decades, California was the fastest-growing state by population in the nation. However, terrible socialist policies scared away much of the middle class. With the population of the state set to shrink over the coming decade, California’s situation may get even worse. The Democrats have almost total control over the state, which has scared away families by the tens of thousands. Here we see why such a situation affected the potential Congressional seats.
California’s 55 members of Congress is by far the largest delegation in the nation. The almost 40 million residents of the state have an outsized influence in both Congress and the Electoral Congress. With Democrats keeping solid control over the state’s votes, any loss in seats could easily decrease the the state’s voice at the table.
Another Major Decline for the Golden State
The Sacramento Bee reported that the state is looking at a loss in its Congressional delegation. This would be the first time in the state’s history. Furthermore, California’s population growth lags behind the remainder of the country. This will have major political implications in the not too distant future. The state may lose up to two seats as other states, such as Texas, gain representation.
Local politicians, of course are concerned about the effects.
Local officials fear that a lag in funding, a move to more automation and fewer staff and offices, and the Trump administration’s attempt to add a controversial citizenship question could also lead to fewer Californians responding to the census in 2020. That would cost California not just in terms of political representation, but also in terms of the federal funding directed to the state. Funds for many federal programs are calculated based off of the census’ headcount.
We have yet another loss of prestige thanks to the policies of Gavin Newsom. No thanks for the state’s declining middle class.