Donald Trump won the Electoral College and the Presidency despite losing the popular vote.
But winning the Electoral College just got harder for Republicans.
And Donald Trump found out one fact about the Electoral College that sent him into despair.
The 2020 census will determine the apportionment of Congressional Districts for the next decade.
As states gain or lose seats, the number of Electoral College votes they have rises or falls.
And thanks to unchecked immigration, blue states will gain 26 Electoral College votes at the expense of red states starting in the 2024 Presidential Election.
Research by the Center for Immigration Studies’ Steven Camarota and Karen Zeigler finds that annual illegal and legal immigration to the U.S. will redistribute political power in the form of 26 House seats away from a number of red states and towards massively populated blue states like California and New York.
“To put this number in perspective, changing the party of 21 members of the current Congress would flip the majority in the U.S. House,” Camarota and Zeigler note.
Ohio, a swing state that voted for President Trump in 2016, will get three fewer congressional seats in 2020 due to mass immigration in other states. Michigan and Pennsylvania, also states that voted for Trump in 2016, will each have two fewer congressional seats. Wisconsin, a Trump-supporting swing state, will have its congressional seats cut by at least one.
Red states such as Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia, Camarota and Zeigler predict, will all get one less congressional seat in 2020. Smaller blue states such as Minnesota and Rhode Island will each receive one less congressional seat.
Blue states such as New York, California, Illinois, and Massachusetts will gain Congressional seats and thus Electoral College votes.
Democrats gaining 26 Electoral College votes thanks to immigration swelling the population of blue states means future Democrat Presidential candidates could lock an Electoral College advantage, having to win fewer swing states since blue states will deliver bigger Electoral College vote totals.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.