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NY state to lose 1 seat in Congress after new census count

Census data released Monday means that New York will lose one seat in Congress as a result of...
Census data released Monday means that New York will lose one seat in Congress as a result of national population shifts.
Published: Apr. 26, 2021 at 3:27 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 26, 2021 at 6:48 PM EDT
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NEW YORK (AP) - New York will lose one seat in Congress as a result of national population shifts, according to new census data.

The state’s delegation will shrink from 27 to 26.

It is one of seven states losing a member of Congress as a result of the 2020 census data released Monday.

The loss might have been avoided if just a few dozen more people in the state had been counted.

The state stands to lose more than political clout because the census also determines the distribution of $1.5 trillion in federal funding each year.

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