- The U.S. Census Bureau has admitted over-counting the populations in six Democrat-leaning states and under-counting the populations in five Republican-led states.
- Rep. Troy Nehls of Texas is demanding answers from the agency because the errors were so large as to effect electoral votes and congressional apportionment.
- “The numbers don’t lie,” Nehls said. “Texas was undercounted by 2%, which means we were cheated out of an additional seat in Congress. And four other Republican states were as well. As a result, these red states have less representation in Congress, fewer votes in the Electoral College, and therefore receive less federal funding.
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