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Politics

2010 Census Results

Today, the first round of 2010 U.S. Census results will be released. States are anxiously waiting to find out if they get a new congressional seat or not.

I guess you can say today is Apportionment Day. Apportionment is the process dividing the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives among the 50 states.

Wayne Hatcher is the Census Regional Director based in Charlotte.

" In 2000 the state of North Carolina gained one additional district, the 13th district for the state.  It’s a big deal to gain a district, it’s a big deal to lose a district as well."

A report by Election Data Services in Virginia doesn’t think North Carolina will be getting another seat this time around – based on early estimates. But it does report nearby South Carolina and Georgia could gain an additional congressional seat.  States that may lose seats are Michigan, New York and Ohio.

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