Illegal aliens are a blight to the United States. They cost far more than they contribute, raise housing and rental prices due to supply shortage, take jobs away from actual American citizens, and have a major impact on elections in the United States, even if they don’t vote. This article has been making the rounds lately. Though it’s from 2008, it’s worth dusting off. Electoral votes are distributed via a system called apportionment, and it’s based on population, which includes illegals. Via the article:
Illegal immigration played a significant role in the redistribution of seats in the past. In 1990, 12 seats were redistributed, and in 2000, 16 seats were redistributed. Louisiana was one of the states adversely affected.
In 2000, four states either lost a seat or didnt gain a seat they otherwise would have, and five states had one seat fewer than it otherwise would have.
Five states actually gained seats because of illegal aliens. Nine redistributed seats went to California alone.
These non-citizens also change the landscape of the electoral map because the Electoral College is based on the size of congressional delegations.
NINE SEATS. And now the picture becomes ever clearer, as if it wasn’t before, about why the traitorous left is pushing open borders and illegal immigration, DACA, etc etc so hard. It’s always been about money and power. Always.
This article makes some projections for the 2020 census:
Based on EDS’s projections, California (+1), Colorado (+1), Florida (+1), North Carolina (+1), and Texas (+3) are in line to gain at least one seat. In some cases, EDS found that Arizona, Oregon, and/or Virginia may also pick up an additional seat.
On the other side of the ledger, Alabama (-1), Illinois (-1), Michigan (-1), Minnesota (-1), Ohio (-1), Pennsylvania (-1), Rhode Island (-1), and West Virginia (-1) are positioned to lose a seat, and in at least one projection New York also lost one.
These changes are a broad continuation of the same patterns we have seen over the last few decades. States in the South and West, mainly in the Sun Belt, continue to see larger increases in population relative to states in the Northeast and Midwest. As a result, successive reapportionments keep shifting more and more seats to Southern and Western states at the expense of Northeastern and Midwestern states, as a Crystal Ballanalysis from last year explored.
And a little further down:
Until 2010, California had gained at least one seat in every reapportionment since it became a state in 1850, but the latest estimates suggest that it may again add a seat after 2020.
It’s no surprise why the left wants to take in unsustainable amounts of illegals, and distribute them to areas of the country where they are currently weak from a voting standpoint. Something tells me the California projection is low if anything. We will see how much more damage Obama caused in the 2011-2016 period after the last census.
There was a big stink not too long ago when it was revealed President Trump would put the question “Are you a US Citizen” back on the census after Obama took it off for the 2010 census. Many fear that illegals would be afraid to fill it out and thus cause losses of billions of dollars in funding to certain states, and perhaps remove electoral votes as well. The fact that it’s controversial to ask if you’re a US citizen on our own damn census tells you how left and insane things have gotten.
I fear that as this issue continues to sow derision and division between the left and the right, the gap will become too big to bridge. We cannot agree on anything anymore. The left has shown their true colors in wanting a lawless society. There will be war if we continue down this path as a nation.