Remember several months ago when the U.S. Census was all over everything and people were coming to your doorstep for information? Well the results of that census have been released, and it's good news for the South and West, but not so good for New England. You probably know that the number of representatives a state has in the House depends on their population, and the census determines each state's population and thus each state's representation in the House. Because New England lost people, its power in the House will be weaker than previous years and the South and West will be stronger. This is bad for Democrats, since New England is traditionally liberal, and good for Republicans, since the South and West are traditionally conservative. We'll have to wait and see how this affects the voting power of the Republicans verse the Democrats.
Census results: Red states make gains