Cyclone Conservatives: Red States Growing, Blue States Shrinking
Excerpted from this post at Cyclone Conservatives
One of my favorite blogs, Politics Nation, had an extremely
fascinating blurb about a week ago dealing with the whole issue of
population shifts and growth in the United States. This matters for a
whole host of reasons but there is one really important reason: the
electoral college. Every ten years, the country goes through a
congressional redistricting. This usually leads to some states gaining
seats in the House of Representatives and some states losing seats.
Unfortunately, Iowa is likely to lose a seat in 2012 when the new
districts take shape. While the news is bad for Iowans, it isn't all
bad for Republicans as a whole. Why?