(AmericanProsperity.com) – Every 10 years, the Census Bureau tries to record every American’s information, including where they live. These critical statistics influence the next decade’s federal programs, spending decisions, congressional seats, and overall political flow. But, with a looming census deadline, many citizens are unaccounted for.
Some demographic models show that states like Montana and Oregon could add House seats, where others, including California and Alabama, would lose some. However, these estimates are based on a perfect count.
Texas and Florida were on track to add two and three seats, respectively, based on population estimates from the past few years. However, they both have low response rates compared to the 63% national average, making those additional seats more difficult to snag.
Nearly every state’s officials are urging their inhabitants to fill out the census, including the City of Clearwater in Florida:
Knock, knock🏘Census takers are visiting homes to collect information from those who have not responded to the 2020 census already. Census takers will:
✅ Wear a mask.
✅ Have a valid ID badge.
✅ Wear census swag.
🛑 Will never ask for your Social Security number. pic.twitter.com/KVyp76pYF5
— City of Clearwater, FL (@MyClearwater) August 11, 2020
Overall, current demographics show suburban and rural areas with higher response rates. These groups lean Republican, which could shift power and congressional seats away from the Liberal-leaning cities.
A complete census ensures every American has their voice heard in the next decade and keeps voting power distributed equally throughout the country. There’s a lot on the line as states and cities scramble to increase their response rates.
~Here’s to Your Prosperity!
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