There has been a major shift in political influence towards the south and west. Census data indicates that Texas will gain 4 seats, Florida 2 seats, Georgia and South Carolina will also gain. North Carolina is a state that will keep the same number of seats but will still experience a major swing towards the GOP. Republicans control the North Carolina legislature for the first time since 1898 and that may create 3 Republican seats due to redistricting. The shift will help Republicans solidify control of the House and will also benefit the Republican Presidential candidate.
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