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« Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 911 -- Taxpayer Funding For Planned Parenthood & ACORN. | WILLisms.com | Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 913 -- Pay Freeze, Pay Schmeeze. »

Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 912 -- Reapportionment.

Obama Losing Six Electoral College Votes-

Tomorrow, it's official. The U.S. Census will release the numbers that determine reapportionment of Congressional seats and Electoral College votes.

Here's what is anticipated:

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This absolutely changes the calculus for 2012, which should be more like 2000 or 2004 than 2008, in terms of being a hard-fought battle rather than a blowout. In a hard-fought battle, every Electoral College vote matters. It's looking like a net swing of more than 12 Electoral College votes. Democrats down 6. Republicans up 6. Yes, those fluctuate a bit, since some states gaining and losing seats are more battleground than solid partisan states, but Republicans definitely benefit from this reapportionment. This also takes away clout in the U.S. House of Representatives from heavily unionized states like Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania and adds clout to freer states like Texas, Georgia, and Florida.

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Posted by Will Franklin · 20 December 2010 10:14 AM

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